OLIVE, Atlantic City, NJ – 1931
In this photo, the "OLIVE" is heading out for a day of fishing (note the bag of skimmer clam bait on the stern). She sailed from Atlantic City, NJ and was owned and operated by Captain Jim Endicott. Built in 1899 at Atlantic City, she originally sailed as the "ESTELLA TOWNSEND". Although she was never a 'rum runner' during the prohibition era, she did participate by delivering supplies to the 'Black Boats' (named for their black painted hulls which made them difficult to see during their nighttime deliveries of prohibition booze.) Captain Endicott operated the "OLIVE" until 1956 when he sold her to Captain Norman Grist, who continued to sail her from Atlantic City until she was dismantled in 1962. Photo courtesy of Don Nyce.