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    • 11/17/2022
    • 00:00
    • 12/31/2022
    • 00:00

    A Unique opportunity to own a classic Sea Bright Skiff in excellent condition

    NMHA was approached to adopt this Zobel Sea Skiff. It is a great Sea Bright built boat, but unfortunately does not fit NMHA's operational mission. The boat is for sale and may be a unique alternative to the purchase of an equivalent fiberglass boat and certainly would be more interesting and fun.  


    Description

    • 1956 Zobel Sea Fox
    • 22 feet long 8.5 feet wide
    • Built originally in Sea Bright or Red Bank.
    • Extensive renovation has been completed between 2005 to present by Gannon and Benjamin, Martha's Vineyard and Two River Boat Works, Fair Haven,NJ.
    • Over $50,000 has been invested in this boat.



    NMHA President Rik van Hemmen provides a discussion of this opportunity on his company website HERE

     

    If you, or someone you know, are interested in purchasing this boat, please contact Rik van Hemmen at RHemmen@martinottaway.com. The price is very negotiable for a purchaser who can show they are committed to running and maintaining her.


    Some Background

    Zobel's Sea Skiff and Yacht Works was incorporated in Sea Bright in the 1940's and appears to have been a well respected boatbuilder. They joined other wooden boatbuilders along the North Jersey Shore, including Olsens and Hans Pedersen, and others.


    This advertisement appeared in Yachting in 1956






    Navesink Maritime Heritage Association

    Navesink Maritime Heritage Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving knowledge and appreciation of Monmouth County's maritime heritage through programs that teach wooden boat building and the boat handling skills; through preserving the history of Monmouth County's wooden boat builders and rich maritime history; and through experiential on-the-water programs of River Rangers for middle school children and Sea Scout Ship Navesink for coed youth age 14-21.

    • 12/14/2022
    • 19:30 - 20:30
    • Bahrs Landing Restaurant and via ZOOM
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    Presentation: The Evergreen Boats: Monmouth County’s Forgotten Christmas Greens Trade by Michelle Moon.


    Another example of Monmouth County's waterborne trade with New York City: For weeks before Christmas, Monmouth County locals harvested greens from the woods and hand-crafted them into roping, swags, and wreaths.


    Please REGISTER at left for in-person at Bahrs or to join via Zoom

    7:00pm Coffee and cookies.  7:30 Presentation.   8:30 Q&A and close.     




    Schooners and steamboats, loaded to the rails with evergreens, plied back and forth between Bayshore ports and New York’s markets.  From the end of the Civil War to the 1930's, New York City’s churches, homes, and department stores wanted lavish displays of evergreens, and Monmouth County’s farming and fishing communities could supply them.


    Michelle Moon will share stories, images, and surprising details from this forgotten industry. She is a public historian and museum consultant whose mission is to connect people deeply to the meaning  of their local histories. As principal of Saltworks Interpretive Consulting, she works with cultural organizations nationwide on exhibition development, interpretive planning, and audience strategy. Her research interests include tourism history and food history, and she has published two books on food in museums,  Interpreting Food at Museums and Historic Sites and (with Cathy Stanton)  Public History and the Food Movement: The Missing Ingredient. She holds an MA in Museum Studies from Harvard University and a BA  from Connecticut College. She lives with her husband Steve and two cats in Atlantic Highlands.

    Navesink Maritime Heritage Association

    Navesink Maritime Heritage Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to engaging Eastern Monmouth County with maritime and water related historical, skill building, environmental, and recreational activities, and which encourages responsible use of the Navesink estuary through its Discover, Engage, and Sustain approach.

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Navesink Maritime Heritage Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving knowledge and appreciation of Monmouth County's maritime heritage through programs  that responds to its mission: DISCOVER, ENGAGE, SUSTAIN.

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