The General Pershing was launched as a fishing boat in 1930. Built at the historic Monterey Boat Works by the Siino family. Originally built for Jolt'n Joe DiMaggio's first cousin Neno DiMaggio and fisherman partner Chracciolo. In 1937 the boat was hired out to MGM for the filming of the movie "Captains Courageous" starring Spencer Tracy. In 2007 the boat was returned to the Siino family. The Siino family is committed to restoring this historic fishing boat and to its use with the Classroom on the Bay.