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Welcome to 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 experiential on-the-water programs of River Rangers for children age 10-14, Adults and families of all ages, and Sea Scout Ship #5 Navesink for co-ed youth age 14-21.
A MESSAGE ON POST CORONA DREAMING
Dear NMHA volunteers, members, and friends,
Businesses, families, clubs and non-profit organizations are all struggling to even survive, let alone think much about post coronavirus activities. It will be a struggle, but once we start to see the light at the end of the tunnel, NMHA would like to offer as many activities as possible for all to enjoy.
Since we cannot predict the date on which we will be able to resume normal operations we will continue to schedule activities. Some will be free and some will require payment to sign up. We sometimes ask for payment to allow certainty of the event's financial viability when it occurs. (such as boat charters), but we make all arrangements "subject to coronovirus". As such, if we need to cancel because of coronavirus we will provide full refunds.
Therefore if you are post-corona dreaming about River Rangers, a river cruise, a family paddle, or a history trip around Staten Island, don't hesitate to sign up, there is no risk and we will return to community fun as soon as possible after the all clear signal.
Rik van Hemmen, President NMHA
PLEASE RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP
NMHA volunteers enjoy running all its many programs, but we do not spend much time on member fundraising. We just want you to pay annual dues, join the party and not be bugged by continuous requests for money. Much of our funding comes from grants, and foundation that provide grants like to see strong memberships counts.
Please renew your membership or join NMHA. It is not expensive and it helps us so much in focusing on the fun. Please note that our membership is per calendar year. Renew now and you will be a member for 2020. Renewals made in November and December of a calendar year will apply for the next calendar year.
Around the River
BERTHS FOR HISTORIC NAVAL SHIPS
The Historic Liberty ship John W Brown museum is losing its Baltimore berth but another has been found in Bethlehem, PA where it was built in 1942. From the National Maritime Historical Society.
SEALS IN SANDY HOOK BAY