Long Beach Island has what is arguably one of the best bays on the coast.
I’m not sure how old this photo is. Given the boat in the foreground and condition of the image, I think the photo might have been in the 1950’s.
The A.J. Meerwald visited Beach Haven in 2012.
In my late teens, I purchased a small sailboat from a neighbor. However, because of a bad design of the joint between the hull and he deck, it had a nasty tendency to take on water.
This is a 14′ wooden outboard with a 20 HP Mercury Engine. This was shot probably in the early 1970’s.
I saw this coming back from a fishing trip in 2005. It’s not as bad as it seems.
The Coast Guard is searching for a vessel in distress – 40 miles off Barnegat Light today, Feb 7. More details are available from the Coast Guard bulletin:
The fish factory processed Bunker. It was very active in the 1970’s. At some point after that, it ceased operations.
This was from 2006. A boat was heading out through the breakers at Barnegat Inlet. Actually, this is not a rough inlet by Barnegat Light standards. Continue reading
There are a number of Boat Launching ramps on Long Beach Island. Most of them charge a fee. Parking varies at each lot.
From 2011, a jet skier is trying to get back to shore before an oncoming storm hits. This one is cutting it a bit close. With the storm this close, lightning is a real danger. (Yes, that includes me taking the photo) Continue reading