PASTIME II, Brooklyn, NY – 1994
Captain George Richford's "PASTIME II" from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY is seen here drifting for fluke near the tip of Sandy Hook during the summer of 1994. Built in 1963 by Stowman Shipyard at Dorchester, NJ, she first sailed as the "CAPTAIN JOHN II" from Plymouth, MA. She was later sold and sailed as the "MISS NEL" from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY, and later as the "WHITE EAGLE III" from the same port. In 2001, she moved to Solomons, Maryland and sailed as the "VANESSA MARIE" until she failed to pass inspection in 2006 and was dismantled.