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Toms River Seaport Society
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Join Ocean First 2017 Charity Challenge on Crowdrise now until May 16. Your support would be appreciated.
Coming Events
May 19 - Spring Picnic
July 14 - A-Cat races at Ocean Gate YC
July 15 - Wooden Boat Festival
Dec 2 - Holiday Party, Raffle Drawing
The Joe Lapin Restoration Shop

The Toms River Seaport Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the rich maritime heritage of the Barnegat Bay in New Jersey.

Founded in 1976 to preserve where possible and recreate when necessary, the unique history of those bygone days when schooners, catboats and special purpose small craft sailed New Jersey's coastal waters. The Barnegat Bay area and the interacostal waters of New Jersey have produced a number of significant boat types indigenous to the shallow estuaries and bays that provide haven for the feisty blue crab, the flat faces flounder, the elusive bay scallop, and the sweet cherrystone clam. New Jersey craft such as the Class "A" catboat, Barnegat Bay sneakbox, gunning skiff, and the Egg Harbor Melon Seed are part of the evolution of watercraft which include the Jersey sea skiff, numerous garveys, hay scows, and Sneakboxes that are such an important part of this area's history



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