REBEL II, Brooklyn, NY – 1960
The "REBEL II" from Pier 1, Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY and skippered by Captain Joe Pontillo circa 1960. Built in 1940 at Forked River, NJ, she originally sailed as Capt. Joe Pettingil's "SEA FOAM III" from Atlantic City, NJ. Captain Pontillo later renamed the boat "LADY ROSE" after his deceased wife, and in 1975, Captain "Butch" Rafi purchased the boat and renamed her "ZEPHYR". She ended her party boat career as the "MISS FREEPORT".