Captain John Boshler, Bay Shore, NY – 1953
Captain John 'Chicken' Boshler at the helm of his boat "DORIS", of Bay Shore, Long Island, NY circa 1953. At the time, he was the Secretary of the National Party Boat Owners Alliance and was also one of its founders in 1952.
Rumor has it that he would send messages ashore via carrier pigeon. Now that was a novel, if not ancient, means of communication! Obviously, it did not catch on with the rest of the fleet and the radiotelephone won out. Photograph by Cecil Clovelly.