PIPER, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ – 1957
Captain George 'Blacky' Walsh's "PIPER" sailing from Spike's Fishery, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ circa 1957. Built in 1942 at Brooklyn, NY as the US Navy Bomb Target Boat "USN C-1997", she was purchased by the Bogan family in 1951 and was converted into a party boat. She sailed as the "DAUNTLESS" from Brielle, NJ before Captain Walsh purchased her. The "PIPER" was one of the first party boats to offer half day fishing as her painted hull advertises. Photo Courtesy of Cathy and 'Blacky' Walsh.