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

  • 17 Oct 2018
  • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Bahrs Landing Restaurant, 1 Bay Ave, Highlands, NJ

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

In the 19th century a tough breed of fishermen set traps and nets off the Jersey Shore, often watched by the local residents.

The noted Jersey Shore 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. 

Beginning with tub trawling and hand line fishing in the early 1800's to the advent of the pound nets that dominated the industry into the early 1960's, the Jersey shore's unique Sea Bright skiff was well adapted as the pound boat grew and supported these fisheries for more than a century.

7:30pm: Coffee and Cookies. 

8:00pm: Presentation. 9:00pm Close. 

FREE event, ALL are welcome. 

Come early to Bahrs and enjoy a drink and snack at the bar or a meal in the restaurant. 

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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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