EFFORT Cod, Brooklyn, NY – 1954
A nice pair of cod caught aboard the "EFFORT" from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY in 1954. The Sheepshead Bay party boats that specialized in cod fishing during this era had large weekly pools that were for the largest fish caught among the participating vessels and a season-long pool that often topped $10,000. On the left in the photo is Al Wridings, the boat's engineer and on the right is Duke, also known as "Frenchie" who ran the galley aboard the boat. Photo Courtesy of the Captain Fred Wrege and Charles VanDerVoort families.