DOROTHY B, Brooklyn, NY – 1959
Captain Frank Bradshaw's "DOROTHY B" from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY circa 1959. Built in 1912 at Brooklyn, NY, she originally sailed as Captain Anton 'Tony' Lundy's "R.C. LUNDY". She was a member of the Sheepshead Bay Boat Owners Association as indicated by the "S.B.B.O.A." painted on her overhang.
This was a family business operated by the three Bradshaw brothers and other family members... Captain Frank operated the "DOROTHY B". Captain Joe Bradshaw often worked the deck and he is leaning over the rail at the bow holding a gaff. Visible under the overhang just behind the wheelhouse is Captain Frank's wife Helen Bradshaw (dressed in a white blouse and hat.) The third brother, Walter Bradshaw, took care of the books and other business matters. Photo courtesy of John Cairns