TAURUS, New York, NY – 1912
This photo was also taken on the top or 'hurricane' deck of the triple-decker fishing steamboat "TAURUS" and is a view looking towards the stern on the same day in May 1912 as the previous photo. Wicker baskets, dress suits, fedora hats and canvas slickers are just a few of the details captured by this vintage image.
The light crowd of anglers was surely a sign of things to come. Fewer fares on this big vessel were the result of the increased popularity of the smaller party fishing boats that sailed from many local ports. Those smaller vessels would soon dominate the party boat industry and become its mainstay for the next 100 years.