EDITH, Hoboken, NJ – 1932
Captain William Baletti's "EDITH" returning to her pier at Hoboken, NJ circa 1932. In the background is the Manhattan skyline off West 14th Street. The boat was built in 1902 at Boston, MA as the steam yacht "SATILLA". In May 1917, the US Navy acquired her for service during World War I and named her the "USS SATILLA" with the hull designation of "SP 687". Assigned to coastal patrol duty along the Maine coast during World War I, she returned to civilian operation in 1920 when Oscar Ledberg of Providence, RI purchased the boat and renamed her "EDITH".
In 1927, Captain William Baletti purchased the "EDITH" and she began making fishing trips from the 15th Street Pier at Hoboken, NJ. Captain Baletti also picked up additional anglers at Battery Park, NY before heading to the fishing grounds. Photo courtesy of Phil Castellano.