TAMPA II, Brooklyn, NY – 1958
Captain Rocky Becker's "TAMPA II" from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY circa 1958. The boat was built in 1929 at Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn, NY and originally sailed from the Canarsie section of Brooklyn and then from Sheepshead Bay as Captain Jack Weidner's "PIONEER II". In 1963, Captain Becker replaced her with the larger "TAMPA III" and she became Captain Joe Vialotti's "JOVIAL II". She lost her certificate of inspection in 1979 and her fate in unknown.