Captain Bob Pennington, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ – 1997
Captain Bob Pennington (know by most as 'BP') in the parking lot at "Dead End Dock", the home for his party boat "SEA DEVIL" at Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey. Captain Bob began his party boat career as a mate aboard Captain Joe Burns' "MAN O' WAR" and later worked for Captain 'Jack' Bogan aboard his "SHAMROCK". Captain Bob would go on to purchase the original "SHAMROCK" from his mentor and renamed her as his first "SEA DEVIL".
Interestingly, Captain Bob never wears a Captain's cap, but he is sporting one in this photo. Rumor has it that Captain Jack visited Bob in 1997, gave him the cap and told him that every Captain should wear one. Captain Bob donned the cap for this photo, and while he still has it, he has not worn it since.
Captain Bob is now operating the fourth vessel to wear the "SEA DEVIL" name and continues to sail from Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey. Photo courtesy of Cindy and Captain Bob Pennington.