Mike's Maritime Memorabilia

Welcome to MIKE'S MARITIME MEMORABILIA pages, a tremendous collection of over 1,900 vintage (and some not-so-old) photos of New Jersey and New York Party Fishing Boats, Marinas, Fishing Piers, Lighthouses, Lightships and Maritime Memorabilia. Mike Daniewicz's collection spans over one hundred fifty-five years of saltwater fishing in the New York Bight... It is a notable tribute to our fishing heritage. We are adding more photos as time goes on, so come back often and enjoy our fishing trip down memory lane.
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St. Patrick's Day Edition

Our Saint Patrick's Day Edition includes 20 exceptional photographs of party fishing boats and the men behind them dating from 1932 through 2021

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Party Fishing Boats

Vintage Photos of New Jersey and New York Party Fishing Boats. Enjoy our trip down memory lane

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A Tribute to the Captains and Mates of Party Boat and Charter Fishing Fleets

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Vintage Fishin'

Vintage Photos from Fishing Trips made Long Ago

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Vintage Fishing Memorabilia including Posters, Signs, Flyers, Advertisements, Brochures, Charts, Sinkers, Recipes

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Marinas and Piers

Vintage Photos of New Jersey & New York Fishing Docks, Piers, Marinas, Basins, Harbors, Anchorages, Landings, Stations

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Charter Boats

Vintage Charter Boats from New Jersey & New York including Frank Mundus' CRICKET II from Montauk, NY

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In Memoriam

In loving memory of the Fishing Boat Captains who have Crossed the Bar

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Fare Tickets

Fare Tickets from Vintage Party Fishing Boats

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Distant Waters

Vintage Photos of Party Fishing Boats hailing from Massachusetts to Florida

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The Queen of Brooklyn's Sheepshead Bay Fishing Fleet was Captain Jacob Martin's SACHEM

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Bobby II

In 1955, the Belmar, NJ fishing boat BOBBY II left for a day of fishing, but collided with a freighter later that day

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With their signature fine varnish work and distinctive Carolina bow flare, Gillikin boats were some of the finest party fishing boats ever made.

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Gulf Craft

Roaring diesels interrupt the countryside, followed by a large Gulf Craft Fishing Boat at full throttle

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Rack Cards

"Please take one"… Commonly known as Rack Cards, they replaced postcard & brochure advertising for Party Fishing Boats

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Morro Castle

In 1934, the liner MORRO CASTLE ran into a storm and a fire broke out; it drifted ashore at Asbury Park, NJ

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Anglers everywhere know that Lightships, Lighthouses & Buoys are not only for navigation, but great spots to fish

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All things to do with ships and the sea

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Stormy Weather

Vintage photos of storms, hurricanes, and plenty of weather related destruction and mayhem

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