ANGLER, New York, NY – 1926
Captain H. J. Wheeler's "ANGLER" sailed daily from the Battery on Manhattan Island's southernmost tip. Built in 1898 at the Crescent Shipyard in Elizabeth, NJ, as the luxury steam yacht "ELREBA, she was owned by millionaire and industrialist Henry Darlington. She became the "ANGLER" in 1926. The advertising sign on her top deck says she offered "Deep Sea Fishing Excursion(s)" daily at 7:45 AM from the Battery except on Mondays". The fare was a whopping $2.50.
The "ANGLER" relocated to Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY in 1928 when Captain Wheeler sold her to Captain Fred Plage in exchange for cash and Captain Plage's smaller party boat, the "SHAMROCK". Consequently, the "SHAMROCK" was transferred to Captain Wheeler and sailed from the Battery, and the "ANGLER" headed off to Sheepshead Bay with Captain Plage.