PILOT II, Brooklyn, NY – 1980
Captain Tom Marconi's "PILOT II" from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY circa 1983. She was built in 1964 by Gillikin Boat Works at Harkers Island, NC as Captain Stanley Joseph's "CAPT. JOSEPH II". She was originally powered by four GM 6-71 diesel engines turning three propellers (two engines were connected in tandem to the center propeller shaft), and was later modified to operate with three engines. During her tenure at Sheepshead Bay, she was considered THE Blackfish party boat. Sadly, the boat burned to the waterline during a Flounder fishing trip in the fall of 1982.