Captain Bob Zeigler, Brielle, NJ – 1948
Captain Bob Zeigler discovers a 'stowaway' aboard his party boat "DIANA" in 1948. Captain Bob built the "DIANA" himself in 1930 and sailed her from Brielle, New Jersey for over 30 years. He is best known for his Fluke fishing expertise and the meticulous appearance and condition he maintained aboard the "DIANA", which is still referred to by a few the old timers as "The cleanest party boat I have ever been aboard."
Captain Bob Ziegler and the "DIANA" participated in the rescue effort after the liner "MORROW CASTLE" caught fire on a stormy September 8, 1934 and recovered twelve bodies from the water. Photo courtesy of Captain Rich Johnson.