TAMPA IV, Brooklyn, NY – 1972
Captain Rocky Becker's "TAMPA IV" is seen here in 1972 with a load of commuter passengers as she docks at Pier 11 at the end of Wall Street during one of the many New York City transit strikes. Blount Marine built the "TAMPA IV" in 1971 at Warren, RI. She was later sold to one-time "TAMPA IV" deckhand Larry Krim who along with Captains 'Red' Tanfield and Andrew Nazzaruolo operated her as the "EAGLE" from Pier 9 at Sheepshead Bay for four years. The "EAGLE" then sailed as a standby boat for Texaco when they drilled for oil off Atlantic City, NJ. After that, Captain Krim sold the "EAGLE" and she is currently operating as the Lake Erie cruise vessel "GOODTIME I" from Sandusky, OH. Photo courtesy of the Becker family.