DIXIE, Brooklyn, NY – 1978
Captain Irving Moss' party boat "DIXIE" circa 1978. Built in 1934 by the Scott McBurney Boat Yard at Brooklyn, NY as the "SEA PIGEON II", she was later sold in 1945 to William 'Willy' Sutherland, and then to 'Heckey' Sakstein. In 1967, Captain Sakstein sold her to Captain Moss who remodeled her and renamed her the "DIXIE" (you can still see her skipjack-style hull and shear.) In 1982, Captain Ed Laske purchased the "DIXIE" and brought her to Captree, NY as a charter boat. He ran the boat for a few years until his business outgrew the boat and sold it. Afterwards, Captain Laske purchased what was the last "CHOPPER" and named it the "DIXIE II". Photo Courtesy of Captain Ron Moss.