PARAMOUNT, Brielle, NJ – 1938
The "PARAMOUNT" returning to Brielle, NJ after a day of fishing circa 1938. Built at Brooklyn, NY in 1930, she was originally owned (indirectly) by the gangster 'Dutch' Shultz who operated her as a "rum-runner" during the prohibition era. The boat was "busted" on her very first smuggling run and sold at government auction to the Bogan Family in 1930. The "PARAMOUNT" began her fishing career sailing from Bayonne, NJ until 1931 when the Bogan family relocated to Brielle, New Jersey.
In 1934, the "PARAMOUNT" responded to the Morro Castle disaster and rescued 67 passengers from the ill-fated passenger liner. The federal government seized her for coastal patrol use during World War II and she ended her most interesting fishing career in Bermuda. Photo courtesy of Captain 'Jack' Bogan.