2022 Independence Day Edition

Welcome to the 2022 Independence Day Edition of Mike's Maritime Memorabilia! Over the last eighteen years we have posted more than 2,100 vintage photos for all to enjoy and our Independence Day Edition includes 30 exceptional photographs of party fishing boats and the men behind them dating from 1950 through 2022. The photo captions illustrate some of the rich and interesting history that surrounds them and simply put, this is our fishing heritage – enjoy and celebrate it as we also commemorate our Day of Deliverance with solemn acts of devotion to God, parades, picnics, sports, music, festivities and fireworks from this time forward forever more. Special thanks go to Richie Mansfield, Nick Manzari, Sam Rescigno, Bill Ritter and Pete Sykes for generously contributing some of the fine photographs and background information for our 2022 Independence Day Edition. May God Bless America!
OPTIMIST III, Belmar, NJ – 1950
SURVIVOR II pilothouse, Island Park, NY – 1953
Tom and Wes Griffenberg Pepsi-Cola Advertisement, Island Park, NY – 1954
MARIE S I, Avon, NJ – 1958
MYSTERY Rack Card, Miami Beach, FL – 1963
CLAIRE II, Bronx, NY – 1964
SEA HAWK Discount Card, Belmar, NJ – 1965
Fundamentals of Party Boat Fishing by Milt Rosko – 1968
KEN'S LANDING, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ – 1972
NORMA-K II Pickup Truck, Point pleasant Beach, NJ – 1972
COCK ROBIN, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ – 1975
KLONDIKE VI, New Rochelle, NY – 1975
SPEEDY VII, Captree, NY – 1980
SEA PIGEON III Article, Perth Amboy, NY – 1981
VIKING Fleet Shirt, Montauk, NY – 1984
CAPT. WHITTAKER Shirt, Captree, NY – 1985
JERSEY GIANT, Belmar, NJ - 1992
The SEA PIGEON BOYS, Perth Amboy, NJ – 1992
TEAL Rack Card, Atlantic Highlands, NJ – 1996
PASTIME PRINCESS Shirt, Brooklyn, NY – 1997