RAINBOW, Brooklyn, NY – 1986
Captain Phil Spadaro's "RAINBOW" from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY circa 1986. She was a converted World War II 63-foot air/sea rescue boat built for the US Navy in 1944 at Bristol, RI as the "AVR-C-77463"; three GM 6-71 diesels supplied the power. Before becoming the "RAINBOW", she originally sailed from Sheepshead Bay as the "YANKEE" and then as the "RAIDER"; she later sailed as Captain Mike Abbaticchio's "CAPT. MIKE". Photo Courtesy of Steve Kawalek.