YANKEE DOODLE, Brooklyn, NY – 1905
This 1905 advertising card for Captain David Beck's "YANKEE DOODLE" from Canarsie, Brooklyn, NY shows her in her original design. Built in 1900, the "YANKEE DOODLE" was one of the first 'open boat' fishing sloops (no engine) to sail from Canarsie, Brooklyn. Captain Beck later sold the boat to Captain Bill Allen, and he installed a gasoline engine and built a wheelhouse on her deck. In 1908, Captain Bill Stephens purchased the "YANKEE DOODLE", and continued to sail her from Messenger’s Pier in Canarsie until he sold her in 1914. She then relocated to Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY.