OPTIMIST QUEEN, Belmar, NJ – 1960
The party fishing boat "OPTIMIST QUEEN" leaving Shark River Inlet, NJ in 1960. She sailed from Dodd's Basin in Belmar, NJ and was skippered by Captain Charlie Dodd. The "OPTIMIST QUEEN" was built in 1959 by Stowman Shipyards, Dorchester, NJ. In the background is the old Belmar Fishing Club pier. The pier was partially destroyed by a hurricane in the 1980's and eventually torn down.