When J. P. Knapp first came to Bellport in 1894 he had this very fine yacht at his disposal. Claire Knapp would of been about five years old and Dodi three. J. P. possibly sailed Idler into Carmen's River up to Squasocks Landing in Brookhaven when he leased the river from the Tangier Smiths that year. You can read and see more about Bellport when the Knapps lived there by clicking the link below. The above photo was taken in August of 1904 and is held in the Prints and Photos division of The Library Of Congress.

Bellport and The Knapps 1890's- 1912