ELSIE-K III, Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn, New York – 1988
Captain Tommy Paladino's "ELSIE-K III" is seen her shortly before she was replaced by a brand new Lydia built vessel during the summer of 1988. Built in 1971 by Outer Banks Boat Works at Harkers Island, NC she originally sailed as the "CAPT. JOSEPH V". Captain Tommy Paladino later sold her to Captain Mike Dannon and she became his "CAPT. DOUG". She was sold again in 2004 and is now sailing as the "MISS FREEPORT V" from Freeport, NY. Photo courtesy of John DeWitt.