SHEEPSHEAD BAY PIER 6, Brooklyn, NY – 1929
This vintage view of Pier 6 at Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY circa 1929 shows several popular fishing vessels of the time. On the far right is the wheelhouse of Captain Fred Wrege's "EFFORT II", in the center is Captain 'Candy' Keefe's original "TAMBO" and the large steam yacht in the background is Captain Bill Stephen's "AU REVIOR".
During this era, many party boat captains were purchasing larger vessels that were capable of carrying more people to distant fishing grounds in all kinds of weather. Many of the inshore captains were also upgrading to new vessels custom built for their trade. Needless to say, Sheepshead Bay was rapidly growing into the legendary and historic deep sea fishing haven of New York City.