Joe DiMaggio’s father, Giuseppe, was a Sicilian immigrant and a fisherman who worked a Monterey boat out of San Francisco. This boat is still running today as a Fisherman’s Wharf tourist attraction, the “Dixie”. See her and her history in this video:
More on Joe:
A couple shots of Joe posing on an SF crab boat- nice detail!
Joe was born in Martinez Ca., prior to Giuseppe’s moving the family to San Francisco. There’s a plaque at the Martinez marina honoring the local Italian families, including the DiMaggios. This link also has a picture of a Monterey boat on stilts, supposedly next to the plaque; I haven’t been able to find it on Google satellite imagery, maybe its timbers have returned to the earth?
Joe’s brother Vince also owned a Monterey boat. Jo Jo can been seen here in the McCorkle gallery , at Bodega Bay.