2023 Holiday Edition

We started Mike's Maritime Memorabilia in 2003 as a hobby to pass the winter months when bad weather kept us from going fishing, and we never thought it would last this long.   Yet here we are at our twentieth anniversary and we have posted 2,300 vintage photos for all to enjoy.   We don't sell anything, post any paid advertisements, or receive any fees, services or goods for our efforts.   It's really a labor of love and in spite of the oh-so-many hours we spend working on the site, we get a big kick out of it.

Our 2023 Holiday Edition includes 30 exceptional photographs of party fishing boats and the men behind them dating from 1897 through 2023.   The photos and their captions illustrate some of the rich and interesting history that surrounds them and simply put, this is our fishing heritage – enjoy and celebrate it!

Thank you for taking the time to view our fishing trip down memory lane and accept our heartfelt wishes for a Wonderful Holiday Season.   It's our Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Chanukah, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year wishes all rolled into one joyous and resounding roar!   God Bless America!

Special thanks go to Ray Bogan, Ralph De Julia, Hal Hagaman, Ed Keefe Jr., Thomas Wagner, Wayne M. Westerlind, and Bob Ziegler, Jr. for generously contributing some of the fine photographs and background information for our 2023 Holiday Edition.

ANGLER, New York, NY – 1897
M.J.R., Brooklyn, NY – 1911
Glory Pool Scale, Brooklyn, NY – 1922
EDITH, Hoboken, NJ – 1927
DOLPHIN, Brielle, NJ – 1938
SKIPPER, New Brunswick, NJ – 1940
Metal Jigs, Squids and Lures – 1950
WANDERER, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ – 1956
DAUNTLESS, Brielle, NJ – 1958
PARAMOUNT Pin, Brielle, NJ – 1964
Captain Eric Westerlind, Captree, NY – 1965
HELEN II, Montauk, NY – 1966
JAMAICA - Bogan's Mountain Cod, Brielle, NJ – 1966
RANGER, Belmar, NJ – 1966
PARAMOUNT, Brielle, NJ – 1967
ELMAR, Brooklyn, NY – 1969
BELMAR MARINA, Belmar, NJ – 1970
RANGER V Christmas Card, Brooklyn, NY – 1976
BLUE FIN, Belmar, NJ – 1979