RAINBOW, Brooklyn, NY – 1953
Captain Jim Stamos' "RAINBOW" heads out of Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY for a day of fishing circa 1953. The vessel was built in 1942 at Miami, FL as the World War II Air Sea Rescue (ASR) vessel "AVR-C-9442". In 1952, she was purchased by her night Captain Tony Franklin, who continued to sail her from Sheepshead Bay. In 1979, Captain Fred Ardolino purchased the "RAINBOW" and also sailed her from Sheepshead Bay.