GLORY & GIRALDA Sinker, Brooklyn, NY – 1925
During the 1920s and 1930s, it was popular for party boats to personalize their fishing sinkers by inscribing their sinker molds with the name of their vessel. During this time, the Martin Brothers' "GLORY" and "GIRALDA" from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY regularly fished the wrecks located off the New Jersey coast and they used a personalized sinker that had the GLORY name on one side and GIRALDA on the other.
This circa 1925 8-ounce sinker was recovered in 2011 from the wreck of the "DELAWARE" located off Bay Head, New Jersey by 'Bartman', while diving from the dive boat "GYPSY BLOOD". Sinker courtesy of local wreck diver 'Bartman'.