SHAMROCK INVOICE, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ – 1953
This 1953 invoice from the Stanley C. VanSant & Son Boatyard to Captain John Bogan Sr. is just one of several issued during the construction of the "SHAMROCK", but it illustrates the cost of labor and materials during the era.
The "SHAMROCK" was one of the earliest 65–footers built specifically for party boat fishing. During the decade after her launch, she was the model for several other copycat creations from other boatyards that catered to the party fishing boat industry (such as Stowman Shipyards, Deebold Boat Works and AC Boat Works.) Courtesy of Captain John Bogan Sr.