Captains Richie Kessinger and Al Lindroth – 2008
Two pioneers of Long Island party boat wreck fishing, Captain Richie Kessinger of the "STARSTREAM II" and Captain Al Lindroth of the "CAPTAIN AL". They both began their careers as party boat captains working for the Viking Fleet at Freeport, New York. After purchasing their own vessels, these two captains maintained a spirited rivalry between themselves and the fishing grounds they coveted for decades to follow. This 2008 photo taken at Tarpon Springs, Florida of these two great captains standing shoulder to shoulder demonstrates their rivalry is water under the hull that they left behind at Jones Inlet, New York. Photo courtesy of Stephen Kessinger.