CAPT. MIKE II, Howard Beach, NY – 1985
This photo of the "CAPT. MIKE II" was taken in 1985 from a New York Daily News helicopter. The "CAPTAIN MIKE II" was owned and operated by Captain Mike Abbaticchio. She was built in 1944 at Bristol, RI as the US Navy Air-Sea Rescue vessel "C-77463". She previously sailed as Captain Frank Palsgraf's "YANKEE" from Sheepshead Bay and then as the "RAIDER". She later returned to Sheepshead Bay and sailed as the "RAINBOW". Photo courtesy of Captain Mike Abbaticchio.