A look at Long Beach Island, NJ
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.
I saw this coming back from a fishing trip in 2005. It’s not as bad as it seems.
There are a number of Boat Launching ramps on Long Beach Island. Most of them charge a fee. Parking varies at each lot.
Boating on Long Beach Island began with the canoes of the Native Americans. There are some rumors that Viking Longships may have visited the area prior to Columbus. During the 1800’s sailing vessels such as Catboats filled the bay.
This picture probably could have been taken 40 years ago. A classic wooden Sport Fisherman is towing a classic Catboat. Both are from a bygone era.
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.
Two boats at sunset in North Beach Haven, Long Beach Island
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: