Mike's Maritime Memorabilia

Welcome to MIKE'S MARITIME MEMORABILIA pages, a tremendous collection of over 2,300 vintage (and some not-so-old) photos of New Jersey and New York Party Fishing Boats, Marinas, Fishing Piers, Lighthouses, Lightships and Maritime Memorabilia. Our collection spans over one hundred fifty-five years of saltwater fishing in the New York Bight... It is a notable tribute to our fishing heritage. We are adding more photos as time goes on, so come back often and enjoy our fishing trip down memory lane.

2023 Holiday Edition

We started Mike's Maritime Memorabilia in 2003 as a hobby to pass the winter months when bad weather kept us from going fishing, and we never thought it would…

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Party Fishing Boats

Vintage Photos of New Jersey and New York Party Fishing Boats. Enjoy our trip down memory lane

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Captains

A Tribute to the Captains and Mates of Party Boat and Charter Fishing Fleets

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Vintage Fishin'

Vintage Photos from Fishing Trips made Long Ago

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Memorabilia

Vintage Fishing Memorabilia including Posters, Signs, Flyers, Advertisements, Brochures, Charts, Sinkers, Recipes

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Marinas and Piers

Vintage Photos of New Jersey & New York Fishing Docks, Piers, Marinas, Basins, Harbors, Anchorages, Landings, Stations

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Charter Boats

Vintage Charter Boats from New Jersey & New York including Frank Mundus' CRICKET II from Montauk, NY

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In Memoriam

In loving memory of the Fishing Boat Captains who have Crossed the Bar

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Fare Tickets

Fare Tickets from Vintage Party Fishing Boats

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Distant Waters

Vintage Photos of Party Fishing Boats hailing from Massachusetts to Florida

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Sachem

The Queen of Brooklyn's Sheepshead Bay Fishing Fleet was Captain Jacob Martin's SACHEM

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Bobby II

In 1955, the Belmar, NJ fishing boat BOBBY II left for a day of fishing, but collided with a freighter later that day

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Gillikin

With their signature fine varnish work and distinctive Carolina bow flare, Gillikin boats were some of the finest party fishing boats ever made.

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Gulf Craft

Roaring diesels interrupt the countryside, followed by a large Gulf Craft Fishing Boat at full throttle

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Lydia Yachts of Stuart

Lydia Yachts built approximately 50 vessels, some were private yachts and some were passenger ferries, but most were party fishing boats.

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Rack Cards

"Please take one"… Commonly known as Rack Cards, they replaced postcard & brochure advertising for Party Fishing Boats

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Morro Castle

In 1934, the liner MORRO CASTLE ran into a storm and a fire broke out; it drifted ashore at Asbury Park, NJ

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Lightships

The lightship "CAPE ELIZABETH No. 74" shown on station at the entrance to the harbor at Portland, ME circa 1910. Lightship LV-74 was active and on station from…

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Nostalgia

All things to do with ships and the sea

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Stormy Weather

Vintage photos of storms, hurricanes, and plenty of weather related destruction and mayhem

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