PILOT II, Brooklyn, NY – 1932
This 1932 advertising postcard shows Captain Harry Phillip's first "PILOT II" from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY. In 1930, Ernest Fiedler of Bergen Beach Boat Works built the "PILOT II" in the Mill Basin section of Brooklyn. This 'Skipjack' style party boat was one of the many vessels built for the Sheepshead Bay fleet by Bergen Beach Boat Works. In 1937, Captain Harry Phillips again turned to Ernest Fiedler to build a second "PILOT II", and the first vessel became the "DOLPHIN". Postcard courtesy of Captain Tony 'Mo' Barbato.