1951 Morton Johnson Hardtop Sedan $18,000.00
Black Tom was designed by Floyd Ayers, and built by Morton Johnson of
Point Pleasant, New Jersey.
The boat was built for Amos Peaslee.
Amos Peaslee was a very prominent and wealthy resident of Bay Head,
He made his great wealth taking a contingency (law) case
against the German government.
Amos Peaslee, with the significant
help of the U.S. government, proved that the German government
supported (financially as well as through training and organization)
an act of terrorism against the U.S.
Specifically, the Germans
trained a couple of fellows to blow-up 2 million pounds of armaments
headed to Europe to fight the Germans.
The location of the arms (gun
powder, bullets, TNT,.etc.) was Black Tom Island which sat between the
New Jersey coast and the Statue of Liberty.
The island had a rail
(train) transfer station on it that day (July 30, 1918).
The island is
now part of New Jersey's Liberty Park through land reclamation.
Amos Peaslee became very well connected through his lawsuit against
the German goverment.
He was friends with Richard Nixon actually.
is on-record that Nixon visited Peaslee at his summer home as Vice
President, and it is very likely that he took a ride on Black Tom.
Also of interest, Dwight Eisenhower made Peaslee Ambassador to
Australia, and Nixon made him Ambassador to Mexico.
You can learn more about Black Tom Island by Googling "Black Tom
Island" and read the book The Detonators which is largely about Amos
Peaslee and his lawsuit.
Contact Name: Emmett
Contact Phone: 203-671-6921
City: Toms River
State: New Jersey
Engine: Chrysler Crown 6
Engine Count: Twin
Hull Material: Wood
Beam: 10′ 10″
Draft: 2′ 6″
Condition: Very Good
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