STARSTREAM, Freeport, New York – 1971
Captain Jack Leven's and Captain Richie Kessinger's "STARSTREAM" from Freeport, NY circa 1971. She was built in 1942 at Brooklyn, NY as the 83-foot US Coast Guard Cutter "CG-83373". Captain Charlie Smallman acquired her as surplus in 1953 and she became his "YANKEE SKIPPER" sailing from Sheepshead Bay at Brooklyn, NY. In 1968, she moved to Freeport, NY as the "STARSTREAM" and in 1973, she became Captain Edwin Berlin's "CLAIRE III" from the Bronx, NY. Photo courtesy of Stephen Kessinger.