2016 Holiday Edition – USONA, Bronx, New York – 1936
The "USONA" sailed from the Bronx, New York and is seen here in 1936 heading up the East River as she approaches the Harlem River off Hallets Point. The Triborough Bridge and the Hell Gate Railroad Bridge can be seen in the background. At the time, the "USONA" was skippered by Captain Albert Schneider and Captain John Schramn. She was built in 1917 by the Gibbs Gas Engine Company at Jacksonville, FL as a World War I US Navy Subchaser. In 1942, she returned to military service when she was designated as the navy coastal patrol vessel "YP-191". She later sailed as the "SEA QUEEN III" from City Island, Bronx, NY and then sailed from the 23rd Street Pier in Manhattan until 1978. Her final fate is unknown. BTW - USONA is an acronym of the United States of North America, a 19th-century name for the United States of America.