FRISCO, Brielle, NJ – 1951
The "FRISCO" from Brielle, NJ circa 1951. The Bogan family owned the "FRISCO" and she served as a charter boat in their fleet. Captain Jack Endean (who was 22 years old at the time) operated her. The "FRISCO" was was a converted fireboat built in 1938 as the "MAUDE B" at Friendship, ME for the Boston, MA Fire Department.
In the late–1960s, the Bogan family sold the "FRISCO" to a gentleman from North Carolina. As the man was preparing to leave Brielle, NJ and take the "FRISCO" back to North Carolina, Captains John Bogan Sr. and Jr. advised him to postpone his trip since they sensed that a Nor’easter storm was brewing. The man decided to leave anyway since the weather was still nice and set off for North Carolina. The Nor’easter arrived later that evening and neither the gentlemen nor the "FRISCO" were ever seen again. Photo Courtesy of Captain Jack Endean.