The TUNA FISHING NUNS – 1948
Holy Mackerel! An amusing picture of the 'Fishing Nuns' aboard the Bogan Family's "MARAMBO" from Brielle, NJ taken on July 23, 1948. The Sisters are from St. Peter's School, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ and they went out for a boat ride every year. (Alas, contrary to the heavy offshore trolling tackle shown in the picture, they didn't fish!) At the helm is Captain John Bogan Jr. and standing in the stern is John Bogan III. Under the cabin roof with his arm up is Alvis Duncan (his father ran the "DIXIE" for many years.) The young lad under his outstretched arm is Howard Bogan Sr.
The "MARAMBO" was a converted 48' Boston, MA fireboat and she was usually operated by Captain Roy Skillman. (The Bogan family converted her the early 1940's and her homeport was the Manasquan River Yacht Basin, Brielle, NJ.) The "MARAMBO" was later sold to Captain Frank Baldus and she became the charter boat "LAUREL A II" from Point Pleasant Beach, NJ. Picture courtesy of Captain Dave Bogan Sr.