PALACE III, Hoboken, NJ and Manhattan, NY – 1966
Captain Edward Baletti Sr.'s "PALACE III" from Hoboken, NJ circa 1966. After leaving Hoboken’s Pier 16 at 6:30 AM, she made a second stop at Manhattan’s Battery Pier 1 at 6:45 AM before heading off to the fishing grounds. She was built in 1942 at East Greenwich, RI as the US Navy Submarine Chaser "SC-1322". The US Navy gave her to the Baletti family after World War II as compensation for damages done to the converted steam yacht "PALACE", which was seized for the war effort. She sailed from Hoboken, NJ until the late 1970’s when she was sold, relocated to Florida and renamed "THE LORDS MERCY".