PARAMOUNT III, Brielle, NJ – 1947
The "PARAMOUNT III" from Manasquan River Yacht Basin, Brielle, NJ circa 1947. Johnson Brothers Boat Works built this boat for the Bogan family in 1939 at Bay Head, NJ. Captain John Bogan Jr. operated the "PARAMOUNT III" until the end of World War II. Captain Charles Fuchs then took over the helm. The "PARAMOUNT III" caught fire at her dock in 1948 (just after this picture was taken.) She was quickly repaired and renamed the "FALCON". Captain William Egerter Jr. then took over the operation of this vessel. Later, Captain Al Wirth purchased the boat and sailed her as the "FALCON" from Atlantic Highlands, NJ. Photo courtesy of Captain Dave Bogan Sr.