Captain Dave Bogan Sr., PARAMOUNT, Brielle, NJ – 1981
Captain Dave Bogan Sr. at the helm of the "PARAMOUNT" circa 1981. Captain Dave operated many of the Bogan family boats at Brielle, New Jersey at one time or another. He is one of the few captains that successfully mastered the gamut of party boat fishing, commercial clamming and commercial bait fishing. Captain Dave retired and moved to Sebastian, Florida in 1996, but alas, he passed away on December 7, 2014 after a long battle with cancer and his favorite pipe is nowhere to be found.
We considered Captain Dave a friend and mentor and we miss him dearly. He graciously contributed many of the fine vintage photos found on Mike's Maritime Memorabilia. This photo of Captain Dave and the rest of the photos in his memorial all came from him.
A funeral mass for Captain Dave will be held at St. Sebastian Catholic Church on December 27. In lieu of flowers, the Bogan family requests donations to the Visiting Nurse Association of The Treasure Coast, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32960 or to the Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation, PO Box 23827, Tampa, FL 33623.