EFFORT III, Brooklyn, NY – 1946
Captain Fred Wrege's "EFFORT III" from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY is shown hauled out at the Caddell Dry Dock and Repair Company at Staten Island, NY circa 1946. The "EFFORT III" was a converted World War I US Navy subchaser (the "SC-122") built in 1917 at Norfolk, VA. She is sporting black hull paint, which hid the rust streaks caused by the steel hull fasteners used in her original construction.
Caddell's was the local shipyard preferred by owners of larger party boats in the New York City region. Founded in 1903 as the Schuyler, Payne and Caddell Ship Repair Company, the company was later renamed. The company continues to service over 300 vessels annually and is the oldest active shipyard in New York Harbor. Photo courtesy of the Captain Fred Wrege and Captain Charles VanDerVoort Families.