CLAUDIA JO, Brielle, NJ – 1985
Captains Dave and Paul Bogan's "CLAUDIA JO" from Brielle, NJ. Built in 1982 at Groton, Connecticut, this 50-foot boat was used for "clams, scallops, sand eels, whiting, squid and whatever else we wanted to catch". The boat was named after Paul's wife and Dave's youngest daughter and they operated it until 1995 and then sold it. Captain Dave really liked the boat… "What a great little 'big' boat!"
"Paul and I took great pride in that the way we fished, clammed and scalloped; we did it in a way to virtually eliminate by-catch. We had a low mortality rate for unwanted species!"