TAMBO III, Brooklyn, NY – 1931
A 1931 advertising postcard for Captain John 'Candy' Keefe’s "TAMBO III". She was built in 1930 at by Ernest Fiedler at Bergen Beach Boat Works, Brooklyn, NY and is a typical 'skipjack' class party boat. She sailed from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY until Captain 'Candy' moved his business to Brielle, NJ in 1936. The "TAMBO III" specialized in Fluke fishing and you can see a nice specimen dangling in the air near the bow. Captain 'Candy' also owned the "TAMBO" during the 1920's and ran it from Sheepshead Bay (Captain John earned his nickname 'Candy' when he started his maritime career in 1904 as a candy vendor aboard the triple-decked fishing steamer "TAURUS".) Postcard courtesy of Ed Keefe Jr.