EFFORT II, Brooklyn, NY – 1935
Captain Sid Wilsey’s "EFFORT II" from Pier 5, Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY circa 1935. Built in 1923 at Brooklyn, NY, she was originally owned by Fred Wrege. In 1930, after purchasing a World War I subchaser and converting her for fishing as his "EFFORT III", Captain Wrege sold the "EFFORT II" to Captain Charlie Freiberger. Captain Sid Wilsey purchased her in 1935 and later sold her to Captain 'Sparks' Telesca who renamed the boat the "ATOMIC". Photo courtesy of Captain John Bogan Jr.