Description Metal One Penn Senator Game brand fishing reel with attachment screws, nylon fishing line, and plastic compound knob belonging to Stephen A. Knapp.
Historical Notes Stephen Knapp lived with his wife, Louise, and their two children on Staten Island, where he had been born. He liked fishing and going to the racetrack. Stephen had worked at the World Trade Center since it opened and was the Port Authority’s chief maintenance supervisor. On February 26, 1993, he was on his lunch break in its basement when a bomb exploded in the nearby parking garage. He was 47 years old.
Curator's Comment Stephen Knapp was an avid fisherman who arranged his free time in the spring, summer, and fall around the tides of Raritan Bay, located between New York and New Jersey. His prized catches were bluefish and striped bass. Following his death in the February 26, 1993, terrorist bombing of the World Trade Center, Stephen’s family sold his motorboat. They kept some smaller equipment that spoke to his sport of choice, including this fishing reel taken from one of his poles. HIDE