Publications and Purchases


This 2nd expanded edition of this book by NMHA Vice President Rik van Hemmen describes the evolution of boating on the Navesink River starting with dugout canoes, as much as 10,000 years ago, to the present. It includes new boats, new chapters, and new insights about the Navesink River. It is published by Navesink Maritime Heritage Association with help from MBC, Dorn's Photos, our river loving friends and Fairleigh Dickinson University.

You can purchase the book with a check or credit card: To use a credit card, select the Price Option that applies to you and click the “Buy Now” button below.

To pay with a check: 1. Review the Price Options below. 2. Include a note indicating the number of copies you want and your phone number, in case we have any questions about your order. Be sure your mailing address is on your note or your check. 3. Make your check out to NMHA and mail it and the note to NMHA, Grover House, 930 West Front Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701.       

Price Options - 2nd Edition "Chronology of Boating"

The book has 125 pages with over 120 historical and color photos and provides new insights into our relationship with the Navesink River. This mini coffee table style picture book is a perfect gift for somebody who is interested in history and boating on the Navesink River or as a memento of the beauty of the Navesink.

Questions about the book? Email or call 732-530-2035.   

Two River Times Article on 2nd edition

Red Bank Green article about the1st edition     Star Ledger article about the 1st edition  

Copyright © 2014 Navesink Maritime Heritage Association

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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