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Events in 2019


Join us at the Grover house for an early summer BBQ. Relax, eat and socialize. 

More Information and

Register HERE

AUGUST 5-9: RIVER RANGERSSM - Kids get to Paddle the Navesink!

Explore the Navesink and Swimming Rivers in colorful wooden canoes for five mornings! Make new friends, learn new things, have fun.

More information and Registration HERE

AUGUST 12-16: RIVER RANGERSSM - Kids get to paddle the Navesink!

Explore the Navesink and Swimming Rivers in colorful wooden canoes for five mornings! Make new friends, learn new things, have fun.

More information and Registration HERE

Past Events in 2019

JUNE 8: RALLY for the TWO RIVERS Eco-Fest

This event takes place at Victory Park, Rumson and is an opportunity to celebrate all the organizations that focus on clean rivers and oceans.

Come visit NMHA's booth from 9:00am thru 12:30pm.

Bring the kids for some fun!

Organized by Clean Ocean Action


Join NMHA on a three hour cruise from Atlantic Highlands Marina to see local birds. Breakfast included.

Atlantic Highlands Marina 0830 departure


As a follow-on from the April 9th presentation at Bahrs, we will take a bus tour and follow the same path of pre-Colonial, Colonial, Revolutionary, and Modern era Monmouth County by visiting and exploring selected historic places.

Popamora Point, Shore Drive, Highlands 0815.

Departure 0830.

APRIL 9: PUBLIC PRESENTATION "Monmouth County Magical History Bus Tour " by Rik van Hemmen

Rik will take us on a pictorial tour of the Colonial Era, the Revolutionary War, and beyond.

Be prepared to be amazed!

Bahrs Landing at 7:30pm

More information HERE

MARCH 20: PUBLIC PRESENTATION "New York Harbor Pilotage" by Captain Chris Begley

Have you ever wondered how ships enter and leave NY/NJ ports and New York harbor?

Captain Chris Begley holds a USCG Master's License of Unlimited Tonnage Upon Oceans and is a federally Licensed Pilot for NY and NJ.

He will explain pilotage and what it takes to navigate very large ships into nation's third largest seaport. 

Bahrs Landing at 7:30pm.  More information HERE

FEBRUARY 27: PUBLIC PRESENTATION "A Marine Artist's Inspiration" by Nicholas Berger

We are fortunate to have renowned marine painter Nick Berger at out first public presentation of 2019. His paintings are in many private collections, including that of a former US President.

His work is exhibited in high-end galleries in New York, Connecticut, and in Beacon Fine Arts in Red Bank, NJ. More information HERE

Bahrs Landing Restaurant, Highlands, 7:30pm


For Members and Friends of NMHA.

Will be held at Bahrs Landing Restaurant, Highlands, NJ, from 6:00pm - 9:00pm

More information HERE .

Events in 2018


The President's End of Year letter

DECEMBER 2: Sea Scout Ship Holiday Fundraiser


NOVEMBER 7: PUBLIC PRESENTATION: Simon Lake-New Jersey's Submarine Inventor

In 1893 the US Navy sponsored the Great Submarine Contest which pitted New Jersey's Simon Lake against John Holland and others.

Lake, an Atlantic Highlands resident, conducted his submarine experiments in the Shrewsbury and Navesink Rivers.

Bahrs Landing Restaurant, Highlands, 7:30pm

More Information HERE

OCTOBER 17: PUBLIC PRESENTATION. The Pound Boats and Beach Fisheries of the Jersey Shore.

The noted local maritime historian, Ned LLoyd, will present a historical review of the commercial fishing methods and the pound boats that fished off the beaches of New Jersey for 150 years.

Bahrs Landing Restaurant, Highlands, 7:30pm


On October 6, 2018 a collection of classic and wooden boats will visit Monmouth Boat Club. 

Exhibit your own classic or wooden boat or come see and learn about these beauties.

More information and boat registration HERE.

Monmouth Boat Club, 10:00 - 4:00pm


MAPLE COVE, Red Bank. Maple Cove is at the North end of Maple Avenue.

For families, adults and youth. Canoeing from 10:00am - 2:00pm.

All are welcome to paddle in colorful River Rangers℠ canoes.

This is your last opportunity this year to paddle with family and friends on the idyllic Navesink River.

Maple Cove, Red Bank


Sign up children age 10-14 for a week of paddling fun on the Navesink and Swimming Rivers and Shadow Lake. They will learn teamwork and canoeing skills, learn about (and likely see) our local birds of prey, and explore the critters that live on and under the water - all while having fun!

Learn more about River Rangers HERE


The cruise is fully booked but the date change may open up some places for waitlisted people who will be contacted in the order that they entered the wail-list.

Join NMHA and Monmouth County Audubon Society for a morning bird watching cruise on board the Classic Boat Rides' Mariner.

Breakfast and a Monmouth County Audubon guide will make for a great early morning outing!  


April 25: PUBLIC PRESENTATION "Pollution Source Trackdown on the Navesink River"

The Navesink is a beautiful visual and recreational resource for Monmouth County, and when the NJ DEP downgraded 565 acres of shellfish growing waters in 2016 caused much public discussion.

Bill Heddendorf, from the NJDEP will describe the actions taken to track down the pollution sources and the results obtained.

Bahrs Landing Restaurant, Highlands, 7:30pm

More information HERE

APRIL 4: PUBLIC PRESENTATION: "The Ship Halve Maen in North American and World History"   

Eduard van Breen, an expert on the Dutch impact in North America and the World, will show how a Dutch ship, the Halve Maen (Half Moon), became a trading and cultural link between what was to become New Jersey and the then global world.

Bahrs Landing Restaurant, 7:30pm. More information HERE .


"24 Thousand Tons Heading back for More"

The story of the SS Middletown on the Great Lakes as told by the Chief Engineer, Chuck Abel, an NMHA Board member.

Join him at Bahrs Landing Restaurant at 7:30pm for coffee and cookies prior to his presentation at 8:00pm.

ANUARY 24:  NMHA's ANNUAL DINNER & Celebration!

Join Members and Friends  for dinner at Bahrs Landing waterside restaurant. Meet old friends and new.

6:00pm: Hors d'oeuvres. 6:30 Dinner.


NOVEMBER 8, 2017: PUBLIC PRESENTATION: "Strange Things in the Salvage Sun"

Rik van Hemmen will tell strange tales and show pictures of the New Carissa, the dusky plover, invasive dune grass, Vice President Gore, napalm, the loggers and the logging pilots. This is not a technical tale, it is a tale of dark and delightful insights into the minds of people who cannot stay away from watery challenges.

OCTOBER 25, 2017: PUBLIC PRESENTATION: "New Jersey Shipwrecks, 350 Years in the Graveyard of the Atlantic"

The well known NJ author, Margaret Buchholz, will present an illustrated talk New Jersey Shipwrecks. Using extensive research, personal accounts, and archival records, she will explore the Shore's long history of shipwreck

More information HERE


A fine flotilla of classic and wooden boats will visit Monmouth Boat Clu

Exhibit your classic or wooden boat or come see and learn about these beauties.

More information HERE

OCTOBER 4, 2017: PUBLIC PRESENTATION: "From the Bottom Up - all about Bunker, the Most Important Fish in the Sea"

The Menhaden or Bunker fish is vital to the health of our local waters, but you may never of heard of it!

Captain Paul Eidman, is an extremely knowledgeable defender of this important fish and spearheads its conservation. More information HERE


So all you River Rangers parents wanted to paddle the same canoes as your young River Rangers? Now is your chance.
Open to ALL families from Monmouth County and beyond, adults, youth, kids.


The Crew of SEA SCOUT SHIP #5 cordially invite you to a cooked breakfast at Monmouth Boat Club, 31 Union Street, Red Bank from 10:00am till 12:45pm

Adults $10 per person

Children 12 and Under $7


After a successful River Rangers season we need to do some maintenance on our equipment, and would love some help..

All light work, all are welcome! 

JULY & AUGUST 2017: RIVER RANGERS starts a Great Summer Adventure!

The award-winning River Rangers  on-water summer program is back for youth age 10-14 for four weeks in July and August.

Rangers paddle for five mornings with experienced counselors, and learn team building, boating skills, and the river environment, all while exploring our beautiful rivers and creeks.


Come paint some canoes for the River Rangers summer paddles. Stay for the BBQ. Families, youth, adults all welcome!

Yard Sale! Music! BBQ!

10:00 AM: Canoe painting and yard sale starts. More information HERE .

JUNE 10, 2017: VISIT RED HOOK, BROOKLYN directly by boat from Atlantic Highlands. Canceled.

Due to Atlantic Basin disembarking changes (another ship is moored where we were to moor!) and low level of sign-ups, NMHA has reluctantly cancelled this June 10 trip. Full refunds for all participants. NMHA may run this or a similar event in the Fall.

MARCH 22, 2017: PUBLIC PRESENTATION - How to Enjoy the Navesink in 2017

Following all the headlines in 2016 about the Navesink pollution, much field research has yielded valuable information. Rik van Hemmen and others will share what is known and offer useful tips to enjoy the Navesink in 2017. More information HERE.                                       

FEBRUARY 22, 2017: PUBLIC PRESENTATION - Eastern Monmouth County Watershed.                                                  

Ms. Alexis Bowman, NJ Watershed Ambassador, will talk about the key role the watershed plays in human/nature interaction.

She will explain the current approach and  the some of the pressing issues. The County cannot do everything itself - it requires the communities in the watershed to participate in in its health.

More information HERE. 


For Members and Friends of NMHA.

Will be held at Bahrs Landing Restaurant, Highlands, NJ, from 6:00pm - 9:00pm.

Click HERE for more information. Registration will commence on  January 9th. You will receive a reminder!

JANUARY 23, 2017: SIERRA CLUB TALK by NMHA VP, Rik van Hemmen

The Jersey Shore Sierra Club group is hosting a talk by Rik van Hemmen, VP of NMHA at Brookdale Community College. 

In Strategic Sustainable Man/Nature Interaction in Eastern Monmouth County Rik discussed the promises and barriers to improved man nature interaction.

More information HERE   

Download a .pdf of the presentation  HERE



NMHA and Monmouth Boat Club will hold a Classic Wooden Boat Meet for all lovers of wooden boats, large and small.

YOU ARE INVITED to register your wooden boat and display it at the Meet! 

Detailed information and Registration HERE

OCTOBER 6, 2016: Monmouth County Oceanic Bridge Study

All local residents are invited to a Community Stakeholders Meeting at Bingham Hall, Rumson to hear from the Monmouth County/NJ Dept of Transportation Project Team about the issues around REPLACING the OCEANIC BRIDGE.  More details HERE        

OCTOBER 5, 2016: PUBLIC PRESENTATION - Destinations Past: Highland Beach.

Travel back in time and learn about an iconic New Jersey beach resort that was located on Sandy Hook, and which hosted hundreds and thousands of guests from  1888-1962

 Chris Brenner, who produced this documentary, will introduce the topic and answer questions at the end. More information HERE

SEPTEMBER 11, 2016: A Rare Opportunity to Visit Governor's Island by Boat from Atlantic Highlands                                        

NMHA has chartered the Mariner from Atlantic Highlands to Governor's Island. We will tie up alongside Swale and you can tour both Swale and Governor's Island.

Full details and reservations HERE.  

Go to NMHA Facebook page to see the pictures of this exciting event!


The first duty of NMHA and the River Rangers Committee is to the safety and well-being of the children, and recent reports from the NJ DEP on Navesink River pollution and press reports on the stinging jelly fish are the cause of the cancellation of the 2016 program. NMHA hopes that these problems will be dealt with before the 2017 season.

Read the full Statement HERE


June 19, 2016 Father's Day Fun with Navesink Maritime!

Tent raising, Canoe painting, BBQ, Yard and trinket sale, and much more. Bring sons, daughters, wives and mothers!

9:00 AM: Help raise the big tent!9:30 - 2:00: Free - Paint your own designs on River Rangers℠  wooden canoes! Paint and brushes provided. Come in old clothes!

12:00 - 2:00: BBQ $10 (adult), $7.00 (12 and under).

9:30 - 2:30: Yard and trinket sale.

Where is Grover House? West out of Red Bank on West Front Street. West of Half Mile Road, at the entrance to Stevenson Park. 

Free parking, free activities. Pay for BBQ on-site


Sea Scout Ship #5 is starting another eventful year with a fundraising breakfast at the historic Monmouth Boat Club in Red Bank.

ALL are welcome 8:00am to 12 Noon!

Bring family and friends and ENJOY a good breakfast while supporting a great co-ed youth activity focused on boating and boating skills. More details, including cost HERE.

RSVP HERE so we know how much food we need!

More about Sea Scout Ship #5 HERE


Preserving Land and Water Habitats in Monmouth County.

Monmouth Conservation Foundation (MCF)  has been the driving force behind the preservation of habitats in Monmouth County. Come and hear how Monmouth County's heritage is being preserved.

William Kastning, MCF's Director, will be the guest speaker.

Click HERE for details of the event.


To be held at Bahrs Landing Restaurant, Highlands, NJ, from 6:00pm - 9:00pm.

Click HERE for more information and to REGISTER



DECEMBER 9, 2015: Public Presentation

The Story Continues - 2nd Edition of "A Chronology of Boating on the Navesink"

Rik van Hemmen will present an updated version of the chronology of boating on the Navesink from earliest times till now.

His pictures will illuminate this story, and he has a new initiative to introduce - the concept of the Navesink National Marine Sanctuary. 

Purchase the book

More information HERE.

BOATS: The new Garvey made its maiden voyage on the Navesink in July 2015.

Tom Gibson, the designer and builder in chief, has written an account of the two-year process from design to launch.

How we Built the new Garvey:

Picture Book with narrative of two years Planning, Construction and Launch of Pete's Banjo, the NJClearwater garvey. Free PDF download.

RIVER RANGERS℠  Photo Books are ready to Order!

Order a Photo Book as a keepsake of your child's
canoeing adventure:
Select week and Hard or Soft cover below
SEPTEMBER 27, 2015: Family Canoeing at Chris' Marina, Red Bank.                                                  
This is your last opportunity this year to paddle with family and friends on the idyllic Swimming River. For families, adults and youth.Canoeing from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM.

All are welcome to paddle the Swimming River in colorful River Rangers℠ canoes.

NMHA will supply canoes, life vests and paddles for all. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

AUGUST 22, 2015: Dory Rowing on the Navesink

Dories are one of the oldest workboats designs and are powered by four or six oars and usually steered by a Cox.

NMHA borrowed two dories from New York for ONE DAY and over 50 people went out for a row. SUCCESS!

JULY & AUGUST, 2015: RIVER RANGERS℠   is back for another great Summer Adventure!

The award-winning River Rangers℠  on-water summer program is back for the 11th year for boys and girls age 10-14.
They paddle for five mornings with experienced counselors, and learn team building, boating skills, and about the river environment, all while exploring our beautiful rivers and creeks.
76 River Rangers paddled around in great weather, only one rainy day in 5 weeks! What happened when it rained? River Rangers had fun painting some canoes with nerw designs!         
Go HERE to learn more about River Rangers℠ .

JUNE 20: River Rangers Canoe Painting!

Come paint some River Rangers canoes!

Dream up and execute your own designs!

All materials supplied! Bring painting clothes!


JUNE 6 & 7, 2015: Community Boat Building Festival is back!                                                  

Come help build some canoes at Fair Haven Fire House!

No experience necessary, no tools required. Join a team with experts to help you. In TWO days you will be paddling on the river! 




More information HERE 

APRIL 29, 2015: Public Presentation

NMHA's Plans for a Maritime Activity Center by Charles Ladoulis, NMHA President.

Come, listen, and participate in a discussion about NMHA's plans for a Maritime Activity Center to be located on the Grover House property at 930 West Front Street, Red Bank.

Charles, NMHA's President, will present some design and use concepts and provide some examples of what might be built on the site.

More information HERE 

MARCH 25, 2015: Public Presentation                                          

Lettie G Howard -Two States, one Port, in Marine Education

Come and hear Rik van Hemmen, VP of NMHA, talk about the historic schooner, Lettie G Howard, two great maritime high schools (The Harbour School and MAST), and the educational link between them. 

Bahrs Restaurant, Highlands, 7:30pm.

Presentation 8:00pm.              More information HERE 

 FEBRUARY 25, 2015: Public Presentation

Designing & Building a Stretched Rowing Dory by Don Betts

Come and hear how Don Betts and others built a "stretched" 26' four-oared dory from a John Gardner drawing of a 19' dory.

Click HERE for more details.


JANUARY 28, 2015: Annual Members & Friends Dinner

The 2014 Annual Meeting and Dinner will be held at
Bahrs Landing Restaurant on

Wednesday, January 28th from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Come and enjoy the food, the nautical ambiance, and your friends.

Charles Ladoulis, President, and Board Members, will briefly describe the 2014 successes and exciting plans for 2015.

For more details and to Register and Pay, click HERE 

JANUARY 14, 2015: Public Presentation
The Quaker Migration to Monmouth County: Why, When and How.

All sorts of people started to settle in Monmouth Counter after the April 8, 1665 signing of the Monmouth Patent by Gov. Nicolls of New York. This did "Give, confirm, and grant" the area we know as Monmouth County to twelve individuals with the requirement that they had to persuade "100 families at the least" to settle in the County.

This presentation will describe the Quaker migration on the 350th anniversary: why they were interested in coming, and how they got there. More information HERE. 


NOVEMBER 5th - Public Presentation: A Voyage of Rediscovery: The Onrust in 2014

In June 2014 NMHA commemorated the 350th anniversary of the first voyage of English settlers from Gravesend to Monmouth County by organizing the reenactment of that voyage by a replica of an early 17th Century sailing ship - the Onrust.



NMHA will also celebrate 2014 for the founding of the first permanent home of NMHA at the historic Grover House, built circa 1730 by James Grover, grandson of one of the original twelve English settlers.

Event details HERE

October 12: Public Canoeing Day - the last in 2014!

All are welcome! Bring family and friends! 

October 1: It's 1664 and New Jersey Needs YOU!

Public Presentation: In the Fall of 1664, just months after acquiring New Netherlands from the Dutch, the English Governor Richard Nicolls started an advertising campaign to attract settlers to New Jersey. 

The proclamation “Conditions for New-planters in the Territories of his royal Highness, the Duke of York” laid out who could buy land and under what conditions.
                                               More HERE.


For families, adults and youth, this is your opportunity to experience what RIVER RANGERS experience!

Canoeing from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. All are welcome to paddle the Swimming River in colorful River Rangers canoes. NMHA will supply canoes, life vests and paddles for all. YOU bring hat, sunscreen, bug spray, and water. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

AUGUST 3: Fluke Fishing Fund Raiser!

Enjoy a half day out on the Mariner fishing for fluke and help support Sea Scout Ship Navesink at the same time!

Depart from Atlantic Highlands. Fishing gear provided. Maximum 30 for uncrowded fun! Bring sun screen and lunch!


JULY & AUGUST: River Rangers 10th Season

River Rangers is for kids age 10-15 who spend five mornings exploring the Navesink River area. Sign up before June 21st and save!

Learn more about River Rangers HERE.

NEW for 2014! - Exploring historic Sandy Hook by land and by sea.

JUNE 5-9: Visit of the Sailing Ship Onrust

To commemorate the 350th anniversary of the arrival for the first settlers in Monmouth County, the the ONRUST, a replica of 17th Century ship and typical of the ships that brought the first settlers to our area in 1664, will cruise to Highlands and into the Navesink.

PUBLIC ACCESS DAYS: Families! School students! Experience living history by visiting the ship. It's FREE!

More about the Cruise of the Onrust

See and Purchase Photos of the trip from NY to Bahrs                                           

May 17-18: Community Boatbuilding

Wooden canoes to add to the River Rangers fleet were built in two days behind Fair Haven Fire House. The building teams were ready and eager to start.

River Rangers, Sea Scouts from two local ships, and others from the community helped refurbish and repaint existing canoes.

Come for a few hours or a whole day!

APRIL 23: Public Presentation: "The New Clearwater Garvey"

For over thirty years NJ Friends of Clearwater's the Adam Hyler has been the mainstay of the summer Environmental Sail Program jointly run with NMHA on the Navesink.        

Tom Gibson, a long-time member of NJ Friends and NMHA and an Adam Hyler skipper, will describe the Environmental Sail Program, the Adam Hyler, and the design and build process for the new garvey. More information

MARCH 22: Public Presentation: "Iceboating on the Navesink and the Hudson"

NMHA, Monmouth Boat Club (MBC), and Norh Shrewsbury Ice Boat and Yacht Club (NSIBYC) will combine to present an historic day of iceboating history to the current day.

Prominent iceboaters will present their experiences at MBC in the morning and NSIBYC will offer tours of their facility and incredible memorabilia in the afternoon.  More information.

On March 1st, the North Shrewsbury Ice Boat and Yacht Club took its rebuilt ice yacht ROCKET onto the thick ice on the Hudson near Albany to join the Hudson River Ice yacht Club's ice yacht JACK FROST and many other historic wooden ice boats. Read a report here.


Tom's Winter Reading -- Three articles about the new garvey: Early Thoughts and Planning, Construction Pictures with narrative, and week by week construction Log. Do the Construction Pictures first, about an hours read with about 40 photos.  --  Tom Gibson

New Jersey Friends of Clearwater and NMHA have sailed the Adam Hyler Oyster Garvey every year since the early eighties.

The 2012 sailing season was uneventful and the 2013 season has not happened, and it has been decided that a NEW BOAT must be built as the existing hull is leaking and really difficult to fix. Discussions over designs will commence and you can visit this space for announcements.

CONSTRUCTION IS UNDER WAY. Visit here for details: Building a new Garvey.

Environmental Sail Program




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Weston Mill Dam Removal
on the Millstone River

The Raritan Riverkeeper has been part of a coalition of agencies and organizations working to restore historical fish migrations in the Raritan Basin since 2008. This is the forth dam removed; the Calco Dam in 2011, the Robert Street Dam in 2012, and the Nevius Street Dam in 2013 and now the Weston Mill Dam in August 2017. 

The foundation of the Weston Mill dating from 1844 has been preserved and can be seen on the east bank of the Millstone River.

              More information HERE

Rally for the Navesink Placemats are here          

Click HERE for information

19th Century barge serves as home foundation in Highlands.

Proposed Sandy Hook National Marine Sanctuary

A National Marine Sanctuary (NMS) is a piece of water that is designated as a National Marine Sanctuary by Congress for special cultural, environmental, aesthetic, or recreational reasons.

It is proposed that Sandy Hook Bay and the Navesink/Shrewsbury rivers be created as the 15th National Marine Sanctuary.

More information HERE

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Pictorial History of the Navesink River: 2nd Edition of "A Chronology of Boating on the Navesink"


This second expanded edition of the book by NMHA Vice President Rik van Hemmen includes new boats, new chapters, and new insights about the Navesink River.

The book has 125 pages with over 120 historical and color photos and provides new insights into our relationship with the Navesink River.


High Performance in Education:

How the maritime setting enables higher levels of training and learning. 




Gayle Horvath, NMHA's Board Member and Treasurer, has had an article published on the prestigious SNAME (Society of Naval Architects and marine Engineers) website.

Click HERE to read.

The Onrust Adventure

For 3 1/2 days the graceful and historic 17th Century replica of the Dutch sailing ship Onrust sailed into Highlands and the Navesink, beguiling everyone who saw her. She hosted over 500 visitors during two public access days in Fair Haven and Red Bank.

3-gun salute MAH05948.MP4

Many videos and pictures were taken, and some links are below.

From Brooklyn to Highlands

See and purchase photos of the cruise from Brooklyn to Bahrs in Highlands

Maritime Salvage - an Important Service

Working Harbor held a meeting  on salvage in New York, and local and international companies were represented. More HERE.

Rik van Hemmen, President of Red Bank based Martin Ottaway (and Vice President of NMHA) was a keynote speaker.

High Performance Education

Gayle Horvath, NMHA Treasurer and Board Member, has an article published by  Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) on the connection between maritime and education.


Iceboating on the Hudson, March 1, 2014


Birds Eye View (by drone)

Historic Gathering (with brass band)

Ice Yachts on the Hudson

350th Anniversary  of Monmouth County

Bringing the Onrust to the Navesink

Contaminated NJ Politics meets Contaminated Soil Disposal.

New Jersey plans to dump millions of tons of petroleum-contaminated soil onto a site near the Rahway River, and most of the decision makers seem to have conflicts of interest. Oh, and by the way, this area was totally immersed during super storm Sandy! Will it go ahead - you betcha!  Read more

A Rare Meeting of the Giant Ice yachts on the Hudson last weekend

With 20 miles of ice at least one foot thick on the Hudson at Barrytown, The North Shrewsbury Ice Boat and Yacht Club took the Rocket to join many other antique ice yachts, including the only other giant, the Jack Frost.

Read more.

17th Century Maritime Trading Map Uncovered







Mr. Seldon's map of China was probably drawn by a Chinese cartographer in Java around 1610, when China was still the world’s biggest economy and Europeans longed to trade there. It views China from the South China Sea, not from the land, and is a trader's map showing merchants' routes though Asia. Read more.

Pete Seeger Tribute

Pete Seeger passed away on January 27th in New York City. He will be sadly missed.

Bahrs Landing & the Historic Model ship installed there are up and running after Sandy and all the ship models are safe!

CLICK for information Bahr's Restaurant and Museum


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Navesink Maritime Heritage Association is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving knowledge and appreciation of Monmouth County's maritime heritage through programs that teach wooden boat building and boat handling skills; through preserving the history of Monmouth County's wooden boat builders and other maritime history; and through the experiental on-the-water programs of River Rangers for middle school children and Sea Scout Ship Navesink for co-ed youth age 14-21.

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