AMERICA, Brooklyn, NY – 1980
Captain Jackie Michaels' "AMERICA" from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY circa 1980. She was built in 1942 at the Electric Boat Company, Bayonne, NJ as the World War II US Navy patrol torpedo boat "PT-314". Captain Michaels purchased the vessel in 1961 and converted her for party boat fishing. She started fishing from Sheepshead Bay in 1962 and was the third vessel to bear the "AMERICA" name. When she was sold in 1990 and became the "SEA STAR" from Sheepshead Bay, one of the oldest names in Sheepshead Bay came to an end (the "AMERICA" name dated back to 1914.) She last sailed as the "SENECA DREAMER" and fished on the Great Lakes until she was dismantled in 1996.