CAPT. JOE II, Belmar, NJ – 1980
The "CAPT. JOE II" is seen here drift fishing off the Jersey Shore in 1980. She was built in 1964 by Gillikin Boatworks at Harkers Island, NC. Captain Joe Vassallo and his son Captain Mickey Vassallo skippered the "CAPT. JOE II". Captain Mickey was the first captain in the New Jersey/New York party boat fleet to introduce winter "Magic Hours" fishing (4:00 PM to 9:00 PM) for Whiting (Silver Hake). The boat later sailed as the "VIKING KING", the "STARFISH", the "SEAHORSE", and is presently sailing as Captain Eddie Shaw's "CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT" from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY. Photo courtesy of Vassallo family.