GLORY, Brooklyn, NY – 1934
This 1934 advertising postcard depicts a young Captain Jacob 'Chubby' Martin Jr. as the master of the "GLORY" from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY. In 1932, soon after Captain Jacob 'Jake' Martin Sr. purchased the "SACHEM", he turned the helm of the "GLORY" over to his son. She was one of the last old-time boats with direct reverse gearing, meaning you had to stop and restart the engine so it spins in the other direction to get reverse thrust. When they reversed the engine, she would blow perfect smoke rings out of the exhaust funnel. In 1971, Captain Martin sold the "GLORY" to Captain John O'Leary. She ran aground at Sea Bright, NJ in June 1975 and was destroyed.