VAUD J II, Cape May, NJ – 1940
The "VAUD J. II" from Schellenger's Landing, Cape May, NJ and skippered by Captain Harry Mogok circa 1940. The back of the photo announced "Sea bass trips daily to the Old Grounds. Free lines and bait." "100% Organized – Member of the Fisherman's Local Union No. 20354, A. F. of L.". She waited for anglers taking the Fisherman's Special train from the Market Street Wharf, Philadelphia, PA. The "VAUD J II" was a converted World War I subchaser, built in 1918 at Annapolis, MD as the US Navy "SC-409".