Enriching the lives of Disabled Veterans and
combat-wounded warriors with fishing adventures aboard the Cricket II
Restoration & Preservation Project, Inc.
Honored to partner with Disabled American Veterans and Wounded Warriors Battalion East, Cherry Point
ABOVE LEFT In June 2005, Captain DiBella and the Cricket II sailed north to Montauk to be prominently featured in the 30th Anniversary of the movie JAWS. During a celebration tournament at the Star Island Yacht Club, the boat placed second with this 344 pound thresher shark. Many of her former customers visited and went fishing again. RIGHT Eastern North Carolina veterans return from a day of fishing aboard the Cricket II.
A-1 Sign Shop
American Legion Unit 46 (Morehead City)
Butch & Linda Anderson
Jim & Jennifer Baer
Barbour Marine Supply
Blue Water Supply
Mike & Terri Boulia
General Tom Braaten (USMC ret)
Elizabeth City Hero Operations
Tony Cortina & Linda Kimbell
Fairfield Harbour Fishing Club
Holy Mackerel Fishing Club
John's Canvas Shop
Guy C. Lee
Lowe's of New Bern
Tom & Rita MacIndoe
Paul & Cindy McCurry
Chris & Tippi Monteleon
Captain Patricia Mundus
Safrit's Building Supply
Bill & Denise Staton
Kenny Styron - Rebuilt Power!
Town Pawn Buy & Sell
Whitley Truck & Salvage, LLC
Save the merchant fees charged for online transactions and send your donation directly! A receipt will be sent by USPS. Make payable to
Cricket II Project, 295 Johnson Point Road,
New Bern, NC 28560.
P r o j e c t P a r t n e r s
Special thanks to Jon Dodd (Wakefield, RI) for his donation of the vessel Cricket II.
Captain DiBella described one of the trips with several young veterans with PTSD. "Before my eyes, I watched a quiet group of men, who got on the boat timid and cautious, become open and engaged, joking that they were now experts at fishing for speckled trout. When the day ended and we headed in, I invited my “expert fishermen” to come up and drive the boat. The smiles on these heroes’ faces when we arrived back at the dock were beyond explanation. It was as if they had a new perspective on life. These experiences have the potential to change people's lives."
Will you join others to provide fishing adventures
for disabled veterans and our wounded warriors?
Send Veterans Fishing!
Captain Joseph DiBella
252-725-4277 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cricket II has been restored and preserved for the sole purpose of taking disabled veterans and combat- wounded warriors fishing. Her cockpit is 22' wide to easily accommodate wheelchairs. Other modifications have been made to assure a comfortable and safe fishing adventure for our military heroes. Our port of call for the 2016 fishing season is Morehead City Yacht Basin. MAP IT