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Title [Capn's Galley]
Object Name Negative, Film
Photographer Flamm, Herbert A.
Date June 1, 1966
Collection Herbert A. Flamm Photograph Collection
Description Original B&W film negative. Side view of a small restaurant in the form of a houseboat on a wooden dock. Sign on the side: "Capn's GALLEY." There are large brick buildings in the background. The original negative sleeve has the photographer's handwritten inscription: "M.H. Mariner / 6/1/66 / Captains Galley." Photo 79.022.2213 shows the kitchen interior.
(Keywords: New York City, Twentieth Century)
Film Size 8 x 10
Acquisition Gift of Herbert A. Flamm
Ownership and History The Capn's Galley was in the Mariners Harbor Yacht Club, located on the site of the former Bethlehem Steel shipyard that was active in World War II.

Capn's Galley was part of a chain of franchised restaurants, with locations across the country. An article in Motor Boating Magazine in May 1962 noted that the chain had by that time grown to over 60 restaurants, and described how the boathouse structures, which were intended to be in the water, were constructed: "... Capn's Galley looks like an airy canopied houseboat with jalousie-type windows enclosing her deckhouse. The entire superstructure is mounted on a steel barge hull 32' over all. Inside she's got enough cooking equipment to supply any weekend pleasure boat with all the 'barge burgers,' 'cruise dogs,' steak sandwiches and soft drinks it can consume..."
Earliest Date 1966
Latest Date 1966
Subjects Restaurants
Food
Boats
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 79.022.2211
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, December 2016.
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