RANGER, Belmar, NJ – 1947
Captain John Kocsik's "RANGER" from Belmar Marine Basin, Belmar, NJ circa 1947. The "RANGER" was built in 1938 at Brooklyn, NY and she originally sailed from Perth Amboy, NJ before Captain Kocsik relocated her to Belmar, NJ. Notice the elegant lines of this vessel, and the artistry used in creating the bow flare. When you consider the tools and limited technology available during the era, the skilled marine carpenters of this generation were truly amazing. Photo Courtesy of Captain John Bogan Jr.