CRICKET II, Montauk, NY – 1953
A Mako shark coming over the side of Captain Frank Mundus' "CRICKET II" on a stormy day off Montauk Point circa 1953. According to the note on the back of the photo, this is a little one, weighing only 96 pounds.
The "CRICKET II" was built in 1948 by Chesapeake bayman Tiffany Cockrell at Burgess Store, VA. Captain Mundus originally sailed the "CRICKET II" from Brielle, NJ before relocating to Montauk, NY in July of 1951. Photograph by Cecil Clovelly.