WOODCLEFT CANAL, Freeport, NY – 1973 The Freeport, NY charter boat fleet docked along Woodcleft Canal in Freeport, NY is shown in this 1973 photo. Shown from left to right are the "BLUE FIN" owned by Sy Karlin, the "EMPIRE" owned by John Abbaticchio, and the "GLADYS B II" owned by Mike Fay. Photo courtesy of Captain Mike Abbaticchio.