Midweek Photo: Captain & First Mate

Sheepshead Bay photo

I love this photo from Flickr user bayrat. It looks like it’s jammed outside of time; a dark, grainy film noir view of Brooklyn’s fishing culture. Bayrat, who comes from a family of Sheepshead Bay fishermen, wrote this about the photo:

I took this picture in 1976, when my father and brother fished out of Sheepshead Bay. The background buildings are in Rockaway, the boat is 2 miles offshore, in the Ocean. The apartment buildings in the background were new construction at that time.


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