GIRALDA Sinker, Brooklyn, NY – 1935
A 10-ounce fishing sinker from the "GIRALDA", Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY. Veteran diver Captain Paul Hepler recovered this 1935 slab sinker from an undisclosed shipwreck off the New Jersey coast. During the 1920s and 1930s, it was popular for boatmen to personalize their fishing sinkers. Many inscribed their sinker molds with the name of the vessel, its captain or sometimes both. The slab style sinker was the preferred sinker shape for New York based party boats of this era. Sinker courtesy of Captain Paul Hepler of the dive vessel "VENTURE III".