2023 St. Patrick's Day Edition

Welcome to the 2023 Saint Patrick's Day Edition of Mike's Maritime Memorabilia!   Our spring edition includes 25 exceptional photographs of party fishing boats and the men behind them dating from 1912 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!

Special thanks go to John Bogan Jr., Ray Bogan, Tom Buban, John Lind, Preston Glas, Sam Rescigno, Tom Santaguida and Wayne M. Westerlind for generously contributing some of the fine photographs and background information for our Saint Patrick's Day Edition.

Off for the Fishing Banks, Wildwood, NJ – 1912
Shark River Inlet North Jetty Dredging, Belmar, NJ – 1948
Captain James "Jimmy" Bogan Sr., Brielle, NJ – 1951
"I Love Lucy" Babalu Tuna – 1956
BLUE HERON II - Fort Myers Beach, FL – 1961
FLYING FISH Fare Ticket, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ – 1963
CAPT. ROD, Harkers Island, NC – 1968
NORMA-K III, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ – 1976
SUNSHINE T-Shirt, Brooklyn, NY – 1991
SEA DEVIL launch, Stuart, FL – 1979
FREDDY-C, Leonardo, NJ – 1992
OPTIMIST SPORT, Belmar, NJ – 1993
EAGLE, Atlantic Highlands, NJ – 1996
STARSTREAM II, Freeport, NY – 1996
WHITE EAGLE III, Brooklyn, NY – 2001
ATLANTIS PRINCESS, Staten Island, NY – 2004
AMERICAN PRINCESS, Brooklyn, NY – 2010
IDEAL, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ – 2010
MARILYN JEAN V, Brooklyn, NY – 2018
ANGLER, Cape May, NJ – 2019