GLORY, Brooklyn, NY – 1951
A rare color photo of the "GLORY" from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY circa 1951. The "GLORY" was skippered by Captain Jacob 'Chubby' Martin Jr. She was built in 1896 at Weymouth, MA as the steam yacht "INDOLENT". She began her fishing career in 1914 when she was purchased by Captain Harry Hansen and began sailing from Brooklyn's west side. In 1922, Captain Hansen sold the "INDOLENT" to his son-in-law, Jacob 'Jake' Martin, who later renamed her "GLORY". She was the benchmark for party fishing boats for the next decade. In 1932, Captain Jacob Martin went on to own the steam yacht "SACHEM" and passed the helm of the "GLORY" to his son, Captain Jacob 'Chubby' Martin Jr.