ATOMIC III / TRAVELER, Brooklyn, NY – 1980
During the winter of 1980, Captain Joe Miller's "ATOMIC II" was under contract with Texaco and was operating as a standby vessel at one of their oil rigs off the coast of New Jersey. During this time an agreement between Captain Joe Miller and Captain Gerry Nappi resulted in Captain Gerry's "TRAVELER" sailing the "ATOMIC II"s schedule, departing at 9 AM from Captain Joe's berth at Sheepshead Bay. Hence the boat with two names!
Once the contract with Texaco ended, the "ATOMIC II" returned to Sheepshead Bay. In the spring of 1981, Captain Nappi sold the "TRAVELER" to Penny Joseph and she became the "CAPT. BOB JOSEPH" from Captree, NY. In 1983, she was purchased by Captain Joe Miller and she returned to Sheepshead Bay as the "ATOMIC III". The boat later sailed as the "BETTY W" from Sheepshead Bay and operated by Captain Al Coley. She then returned to Captree, NY as Captain Patrick Gillen's "CAPT. GILLEN III" and later sailed as Captain Charlie Buser's "CAPTREE STAR II". She is currently sailing as Captain Des O'Sullivan's "CELTIC QUEST IV" from Port Jefferson, NY.