EFFORT II, Brooklyn, NY – 1937
Captain Sid Wilsey's "EFFORT II" at Pier 5, Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY in 1937. In the background are the "BROOKLYN", "AU REVOIR" and the "GLORY". Built in 1923 at Brooklyn, NY, her first owner was Captain Fred Wrege. In 1930, Captain Wrege sold the "EFFORT II" to Captain Charlie Freiberger after purchasing a World War I Subchaser and converting her for fishing as his "EFFORT III".
In 1935, Captain Sid Wilsey purchased the "EFFORT II" and operated her until the federal government appropriated her for duty as a costal patrol vessel during World War II. When the boat was returned to Captain Wilsey at the end of the war, he sold her to Captain 'Sparks' Telesca who renamed her "ATOMIC". She continued to sail from Sheepshead Bay and was eventually purchased by Captain Joe Miller.