RANGER, Brooklyn, NY – 1952
Captain Mike Scarpati's "RANGER" at Pier 6, Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY circa 1952. She was a converted U.S. Army Bomb Target Boat, a vessel that towed targets used for open water bombing practice. In 1959, Captain Scarpati had the 'RANGER II" built at the Scott McBurney boatyard and sold the original boat to Captain Jack Endean, who moved her to Point Pleasant, NJ. She would later become Captain Norman Mordaunt's "SEA RANGER" from Belmar, NJ. Photo courtesy of Captain John Bogan Jr.