CAPTAIN PETE SARO SR., Belmar, NJ – 1957
Captain Pete Saro Sr. is seen here at the helm of his "SPRAY II" at Belmar, New Jersey. Captain Pete originally was from northern New Jersey and was a regular customer aboard the "PALACE" from Hoboken, New Jersey. He left his job in the textile industry and purchased a small vessel named the "SPRAY" and relocated to Belmar where he broke into the party boat business. He later purchased the "AMERICA" from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn and named her the "SPRAY II". In 1961, he had the 65-foot "SPRAY III" built by Stowman Shipyards and sold the "SPRAY II" to Captain Fred Kern.