This party fishing boat has been around for a long time. Despite never having been aboard her, she was a familiar site for years in the waters around Port Jefferson. Built in 1962 at the Deebold Boat Works of Atlantic City, she served time as the Big Day and the Captain John in several New Jersey towns before arriving in Port Jefferson. Walking around the docks this summer, I saw her rotting away just west of the ferry terminal. A worker on a nearby boat said she was for sale, but there were no offers.
This past week I learned that the Port Jeff Ace had been demolished and the debris was being trucked away.