ATLANTIC CITY YACHTSMEN'S ASSOCIATION PIER, Atlantic City, NJ – 1898
The Atlantic City Yachtsmen's Association Pier was built in 1883 and offered a selection of nearly 100 vessels for daily fishing trips and sailing excursions. The vessels of this era were primarily catboats and sailing sloops as seen in this vintage photo. Garb for fishing or excursions was dressy and consisted of full dresses and large hats for the ladies, and suits, ties and straw 'Skimmer' hats for the men. Many of the larger catboats carried ads on their sails, such as the vessel at the end of the pier advertising "Eisenlohr's Cinco Cigars". The pier was later reduced to half its original size and eventually become the famous "Starn's Pier". Photo courtesy of Don Nyce.