RAINBOW, Brooklyn, NY – 1978
Captain Tony Franklin's "RAINBOW" from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY circa 1978. The "Rainbow" was one of several converted World War II military surplus vessels that operated as party boats for several decades. Built in 1942 as the Air-Sea Rescue vessel "AVR-C-9442" at Miami, FL, she was sold as surplus in 1949 and soon after, sailed as the "SEA WOLF" from Bedford, MA. In 1952, Captain Franklin purchased the boat and began sailing from Sheepshead Bay.