RELIANCE Sinker, Wreck Lead, NY – 1930
This sinker dates from about 1930 and it was recovered in 2011 from the wreck of the "DELAWARE" located off the coast of Bay Head, New Jersey by local diver 'Bartman' aboard the dive boat "GYPSY BLOOD". During the 1920s and 1930s, it was popular for party boats to personalize their fishing sinkers. Many captains inscribed their sinker molds with their name or the name of their vessel. At the time the "RELIANCE" sailed from Wreck Lead, New York under the command of Captain Herman Toby. Sinker courtesy of 'Bartman'.