REX Fare Ticket, Brielle, NJ – 1959
The "REX" was one of the many vessels sailing from Bogan's Basin at Brielle, NJ at the time. She was built in 1944 at Solomons, Maryland as the US Army Transport Boat "T-180". The Bogan family bought the boat and converted her for fishing in 1949. Captains John Bogan III, Kurt Pretshnur and George Chapman also operated the boat along with Captain James Bogan Sr. She was later sold and became Captain Norman Pearce's "CHAPPIE IV" also sailing from Brielle, NJ.