COMANCHE Fishing Sinker, Brooklyn, NY – 1930
A fishing sinker from the "COMANCHE", Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY. This sinker dates from about 1930 and a local diver recovered it off the New Jersey coast. During the 1920s and 1930s, it was popular for party boats to personalize their fishing sinkers. Many inscribed their sinker molds with the name of the vessel or its Captain (or sometimes both.)
The party boat "COMANCHE" sailed from Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn from 1922 to 1931 under the command of Captain Joe Moravoc. In 1931, Captain Lou Dodge purchased the "COMANCHE" and he continued sailing with her until 1945. Courtesy of Captain John Bogan Jr.