2016 Holiday Edition – FISHER, Brooklyn, New York – 1933
The "FISHER", skippered by Captain Frank Swartzbach, is seen here pulling into her pier along Sheepshead Bay's Emmons Avenue in July of 1933. In the background is Captain Joe Moravec's "COMANCHE II". The "FISHER" was built in 1927 at Brooklyn, NY and at the time she was the largest vessel from Sheepshead Bay built specifically for party boat fishing. In 1949, she was sold to Captain Jackie Michaels and she continued to sail from Sheepshead Bay as his "AMERICA". She later sailed for one season as Captain Walter Zirkle's "BROOKLYN" and later as Captains "Red" Tanfield and Jerry Nappi's "CAPT. RED".