CAPT. WAYNE, Captree, NY – 1961
The "CAPT. WAYNE" from Captree, NY circa 1961. This 50-footer was built in 1955 at Deltaville, VA as the "CAPT. GEO. ROMAN". Later, Captain Wayne Westerlind purchased the 'Little Red Boat' and operated her until 1966. She then became the "CAPT. SWANSON" from Captree, NY and after that, was Captain Bill Butler’s "CAPT. WILLIE" from Montauk, NY. From 1985 to 1997, she sailed as Captain Mike Vegessi’s "LAZY BONES" from Montauk, NY. Today, she sails as Captain Bill Russo's "ORIENT STAR II" from Orient Point, NY. Photo courtesy of Lee Westerlind.