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October 12: Public Canoeing Day - the last in 2014!
All are welcome! Bring family and friends! Spread the word! More information HERE
October 1: It's 1664 and New Jersey Needs YOU!
Public Presentation: In the Fall of 1664, just months after acquiring New Netherlands from the Dutch, the English Governor Richard Nicolls started an advertising campaign to attract settlers to New Jersey.
The proclamation “Conditions for New-planters in the Territories of his royal Highness, the Duke of York” laid out who could buy land and under what conditions. More HERE.
PAST EVENTS in 2014
AUGUST 24: CANOEING at CHRIS' RIVER PLAZA MARINA
For families, adults and youth, this is your opportunity to experience what RIVER RANGERS experience!
Canoeing from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. All are welcome to paddle the Swimming River in colorful River Rangers canoes. NMHA will supply canoes, life vests and paddles for all. YOU bring hat, sunscreen, bug spray, and water. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
There is a nominal fee of $10.00 per canoe to cover insurance and other expenses.
AUGUST 3: Fluke Fishing Fund Raiser!
Enjoy a half day out on the Mariner fishing for fluke and help support Sea Scout Ship Navesink at the same time!
Depart from Atlantic Highlands. Fishing gear provided. Maximum 30 for uncrowded fun! Bring sun screen and lunch!
JULY & AUGUST: River Rangers 10th Season
River Rangers is for kids age 10-15 who spend five mornings exploring the Navesink River area. Sign up before June 21st and save!
Learn more about River Rangers HERE.
NEW for 2014! - Exploring historic Sandy Hook by land and by sea.
JUNE 5-9: Visit of the Sailing Ship Onrust
To commemorate the 350th anniversary of the arrival for the first settlers in Monmouth County, the the ONRUST, a replica of 17th Century ship and typical of the ships that brought the first settlers to our area in 1664, will cruise to Highlands and into the Navesink.
PUBLIC ACCESS DAYS: Families! School students! Experience living history by visiting the ship. It's FREE!
Friday, June 6 at Bahrs Restaurant, 2 Bay Ave., Highlands. 9:00am-1:00pm
Saturday, June 7 at Fair Haven Yacht Works, 75 De Normandie Ave, Fair Haven.
10:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday, June 8 at Marine Park, Red Bank
9:00am - 3:00pm.
More about the Cruise of the Onrust
See and Purchase Photos of the trip from NY to Bahrs
May 17-18: Community Boatbuilding
Wooden canoes to add to the River Rangers fleet were built in two days behind Fair Haven Fire House. The building teams were ready and eager to start.
River Rangers, Sea Scouts from two local ships, and others from the community helped refurbish and repaint existing canoes.
Come for a few hours or a whole day!
APRIL 23: Public Presentation: "The New Clearwater Garvey"
For over thirty years NJ Friends of Clearwater's the Adam Hyler has been the mainstay of the summer Environmental Sail Program jointly run with NMHA on the Navesink.
Tom Gibson, a long-time member of NJ Friends and NMHA and an Adam Hyler skipper, will describe the Environmental Sail Program, the Adam Hyler, and the design and build process for the new garvey. More information
MARCH 22: Public Presentation: "Iceboating on the Navesink and the Hudson"
NMHA, Monmouth Boat Club (MBC), and Norh Shrewsbury Ice Boat and Yacht Club (NSIBYC) will combine to present an historic day of iceboating history to the current day.
Prominent iceboaters will present their experiences at MBC in the morning and NSIBYC will offer tours of their facility and incredible memorabilia in the afternoon. More information.
On March 1st, the North Shrewsbury Ice Boat and Yacht Club took its rebuilt ice yacht ROCKET onto the thick ice on the Hudson near Albany to join the Hudson River Ice yacht Club's ice yacht JACK FROST and many other historic wooden ice boats. Read a report here.
NJ CLEARWATER GARVEY NEWS
New Jersey Friends of Clearwater and NMHA have sailed the Adam Hyler Oyster Garvey every year since the early eighties.
The 2012 sailing season was uneventful and the 2013 season has not happened, and it has been decided that a NEW BOAT must be built as the existing hull is leaking and really difficult to fix. Discussions over designs will commence and you can visit this space for announcements.
CONSTRUCTION IS UNDER WAY. Visit here for details: Building a new Garvey.
Environmental Sail Program
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ENVIRONMENTAL & MARITIME NEWS
Film: Coastal Development vs. Severe Weather
September 20th at 7:00 PM, Holy Cross School, 40 Rumson Road, Rumson.
This documentary, SHORED UP, examines the collision between coastal development and severe weather and focuses on New Jersey.
High Performance in Education:
How the maritime setting enables higher levels of training and learning.
Gayle Horvath, NMHA's Board Member and Treasurer, has had an article published on the prestigious SNAME (Society of Naval Architects and marine Engineers) website.
Click HERE to read
The Onrust Adventure
For 3 1/2 days the graceful and historic 17th Century replica of the Dutch sailing ship Onrust sailed into Highlands and the Navesink, beguiling everyone who saw her. She hosted over 500 visitors during two public access days in Fair Haven and Red Bank.
3-gun salute MAH05948.MP4
Many videos and pictures were taken, and some links are below.
From Brooklyn to Highlands
See and purchase photos of the cruise from Brooklyn to Bahrs in Highlands
Maritime Salvage - an Important Service
Working Harbor held a meeting on salvage in New York, and local and international companies were represented. More HERE.
Rik van Hemmen, President of Red Bank based Martin Ottaway (and Vice President of NMHA) was a keynote speaker.
High Performance Education
Gayle Horvath, NMHA Treasurer and Board Member, has an article published by Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) on the connection between maritime and education.
Iceboating on the Hudson, March 1, 2014
Birds Eye View (by drone)
Historic Gathering (with brass band)
Ice Yachts on the Hudson
350th Anniversary of Monmouth County
Bringing the Onrust to the Navesink
Contaminated NJ Politics meets Contaminated Soil Disposal.
New Jersey plans to dump millions of tons of petroleum-contaminated soil onto a site near the Rahway River, and most of the decision makers seem to have conflicts of interest. Oh, and by the way, this area was totally immersed during super storm Sandy! Will it go ahead - you betcha! Read more
A Rare Meeting of the Giant Ice yachts on the Hudson last weekend
With 20 miles of ice at least one foot thick on the Hudson at Barrytown, The North Shrewsbury Ice Boat and Yacht Club took the Rocket to join many other antique ice yachts, including the only other giant, the Jack Frost. Read more.
17th Century Maritime Trading Map Uncovered
Mr. Seldon's map of China was probably drawn by a Chinese cartographer in Java around 1610, when China was still the world’s biggest economy and Europeans longed to trade there. It views China from the South China Sea, not from the land, and is a trader's map showing merchants' routes though Asia. Read more.
Pete Seeger Tribute
Pete Seeger passed away on January 27th in New York City. He will be sadly missed.
Maple Cove UPDATE
As reported by the Asbury Park Press, RB Borough has agreed to keep Maple Cove parking lot on the open spaces list. A formal vote will likely take place at the next Borough Public Meeting on February 12th at 6:30 PM Borough hall.
Maple Cove, Red Bank
After public outcry at RB Borough plans to delist Maple Cove parking (and potentially restrict access to the water for kayaks canoes and paddle boards), the Two River Times reported on 1/31/14 that Mayor Menna met with the DEP to resolve the matter. If confirmed by the Borough, then Maple Cove is safe (for the moment).
Public opinion CAN make a difference!
Bahrs Landing & the Historic Model ship installed there are up and running after Sandy and all the ship models are safe!
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