TAURUS, New York, NY – 1909
Anglers fishing from the top deck (also referred to as the 'Hurricane Deck') of the triple-decker fishing boat "TAURUS" circa 1909. The anglers are using wooden sidewinder reels ('knuckle-busters') and the mate in the foreground is cutting bait (skimmer clams). Only anglers with a rod and reel could use the top 'Hurricane Deck'. Hand-line fishermen were restricted to the middle 'Salon Deck' and the 'Lower Deck'. Oh yes, they had a saloon on the 'Salon Deck' that served up frothy mugs of tap beer. Yum!