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250th Anniversary Celebration
Navesink Maritime Heritage Association to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence

Navesink Maritime Heritage Association plans to have an active involvement in the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. NMHA’s program will focus on three aspects: 

    1. Maritime and the county, the state and the country
    2. The arc of the country’s history beyond the Revolution, with a deep focus on inclusion of all stakeholders who created the United States, prior to, and after 1776. 
    3. The promise of the future of the United States with a particular focus on sustainability

      Its program will depend on the level of funding that can be secured and, as such, NMHA is investigating projects according to increased levels of funding as follows:

      1. Participation in Operation Sail 250: www.sail4th.org/vision
      2. To be the clearing house for Eastern Monmouth County maritime history during the USA250 celebration
      3. To organize a classic and historic vessel rendezvous at a suitable Eastern Monmouth County location
      4. Farm-to-Table event - physically bringing produce and product from local farmers and producers via our garvey to a schooner like Pioneer and on to a special event in New York City
      5. Historical history tours via boat
      6. To construct a solar powered replica Navesink Steamboat


      The Navesink Steamboat project is NMHA’s most ambitious project and will require about $2M start up funding, where the other programs can be executed at much lower costs and take advantage of NMHA’s very extensive prior experience in events of this type.

      This project will include all aspects of NMHA’s focus. It will revolve around the construction of a 100 foot 145 passenger replica sidewheeler, that will be solar powered. The vessel will be a reflection of the nation’s history and its future. During the celebration it will participate in USA250 events and serve as the traveling exhibit on revolutionary maritime history. After the anniversary celebrations its unique and advanced technology will allow it to become a statewide sustainable technology ambassador and a profitable USCG certified passenger excursion vessel.

      NMHA is soliciting partners and financial supporters for these projects.

      Other sites dedicated to this event:

      https://america250.org

      https://revolutionarynj.org

      https://monmouthnj250.org

      https://www.revnj.org


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      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 encouraging responsible use of the Navesink estuary through its Discover, Engage, and Sustain approach

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