Captain Richie Kessinger, Freeport, NY –1971
Captain Richie Kessinger is seen here aboard the "STARSTREAM" of Freeport, NY circa 1971. Captain Richie was one of the pioneers of long island offshore wreck fishing. He began his career as a party boat captain working for the VIKING Fleet at Freeport, New York. After that, he worked for Harry Berkowitz and Captain Jack Levins of the CAPT. JACK Fleet, also from Freeport, NY. He soon took the helm of the "STARSTEAM" and later become the skipper and owner of the "STARSTREAM II". Captain Richie retired from the helm in 1993 and left behind a party boat legacy that will never be matched. Photo courtesy of Stephen Kessinger.