ANGLER, New York, NY – 1892 Now that's what we call being railed! The "ANGLER" (shown here during a non-fishing excursion trip) was a triple-decker steamboat that sailed on a regular schedule from Manhattan's East River to the fishing banks. This 166-foot sidewheeler was built in 1878 at Wilmington, DE as the excursion vessel "MARY MORGAN". She became Captain Al Foster's "ANGLER" in 1888 and was his first party fishing boat. Captain Foster was one of the first true deep sea party boat captains and pilots. He was responsible for locating and naming several of the New York Bight's best fishing grounds including 17 fathoms, Seagull Banks, England Banks and Middle Banks.