The Chrissy James on the Manasquan Inlet Rocks. This is from my old collection of fishing boat photographs.
This picture is from a fire in the mid 70’s and part of the Lost Film Collection. The Lost Film Collection consist of a number of rolls of undeveloped film I discovered in 2005 and developed. The grain structure is a little different, but otherwise most of them survived very well.
I will be spending the month of January in the Keys and taking that opportunity to update my various Keys postings on my websites. I will also be giving up my site that is specific to this subject. That site was never fully developed, not from the lack of interest, but from the lack of time.
This photograph was taken in the 1930s by Slade Dale from a cruise on his schooner the Emma C. Berry. The Emma C. Berry now resides at Mystic Seaport, Mystic, Connecticut.
Another morning of fog… rowed in the opposite direction this morning along the local docks.
This morning was very still and a heavy fog laid over Skull Creek. I rowed up to the Skull Creek Marina and photographed the old section which is now just pilings sticking out of the water with pelicans perched here and there.
These photographs were taken around 1971 of the commuter train loop in Bay Head, NJ. This is where trains turned around for their return to North Jersey and New York City.
On November 10, 1932, the Barnegat Bay rose six feet and left much of Bay Head, New Jersey under water. The photograph displayed here was taken by Tupper, a professional photographer located in Lakewood. Tupper on occassion did work for Slade Dale, and I would appreciate any information that anyone can provide about him. Mr. Tupper appears to have been a very good photographer and I hope his work has been preserved somewhere.
This study is of the inside of Hunting Island Lighthouse. The photos are both looking up and down the spiral staircases inside the lighthouse. The photographs were originally taken digitally in color and converted to black and white.
Dale Yacht Basin, located in Bay Head, NJ, for many years in the 1940s and 50s, held one of the largest boat shows on the east coast. The photos in the slideshow below are of boats arriving directly by rail to the showroom, the boat basin, the show itself, visiting dignitaries, F. Slade Dale, and several promotional photographs from the era. These photos were done by Morris Rosenfeld, the leading yachting photographer of his day. The Rosenfeld negative collection now resides at Mystic Seaport.