GIRALDA, Brooklyn, NY – 1935
Captain Dave Martin's "GIRALDA" from Pier 8, Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY circa 1935. The "GIRALDA" originally was a luxury yacht that Captain Martin purchased in 1914 and converted into a party fishing boat.
Captain Martin billed himself as the "Pioneer of Off Shores Wrecks" and the marketing shtick was as follows... "Do you want a real good deep sea fishing and a healthful sail? Then try a trip with us now. More fish caught than in years. Ladies are also having wonderful catches and Thrills Galore. Fare including bait is $2.50. Sails daily at 7:45 AM and 4:30 AM Sunday." Hmm, makes you wonder what sort of thrills the ladies got.