ELMAR III, Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY – 1930
This early advertising postcard produced by Brooklyn photographer Ernest Tanare shows Captain Gus Rau's "ELMAR III" sailing from Pier 4 at Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY. The "ELMAR III" was built in 1917 by the International Ship Building & Marine Engine Company at Upper Nyack, NY as a World War I US Navy Subchaser (the "SC-186"). Captain Rau purchased the boat in 1927 and converted her for party boat fishing. The "ELMAR III" continued to sail from Sheepshead Bay until 1949 when she was replaced by the "ELMAR", a converted WW II Subchaser.