LOUNGER, Manasquan Inlet, NJ – 1931
This 1931 photo postcard depicts the party boat "LOUNGER" entering the Manasquan Inlet shortly after the inlet was reconstructed with new stone jetties and much dredging.
The "LOUNGER" was built 1892 at Brooklyn, New York as a private yacht. She later operated as one of the many 'set line' fishing boats supplying New York's Fulton Fish Market.
In 1929, she was purchased by Captain Howard Duncan who began sailing her from Bay Head, New Jersey, and was the very first party boat to sail from Manasquan Inlet. In 1930, Captain Duncan relocated to Point Pleasant, NJ and was the first party boat operator to sail from that port.