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On August 29th the Museum will feature a new and educational exhibit depicting the rich tradition of salt water fishing along our Jersey Shore. A pictorial history will be featured of ‘big catches’ made over the years as well as the actual fishing gear used to include an extensive display of antique rods and reels.
Photos of the many fisherman with their catches will be illustrated as well as their work boats used back in the day. Additionally we will display a complete listing of ‘record catches’ within the many categories of fish that live in our waters. All exhibits will be supported by in depth narratives with detailed information on specific topics.
The Jersey Shore Fishing Exhibit will surely be of interest to all, and don’t forget to bring the kids!
N.J. Museum of Boating Launches ELCO NAVAL PT BOAT DISPLAY
NJMB announced today a new display to be offered to the public commencing Augest 5, 2015. ELCO Naval Division of Bayonne contracted with the U.S. Navy early during WWII to produce over 400 of he famous Motor Torpedo Boats which fought primarily in the Pacific Theatre of WWII. Included in this historic display will be a model of the famous PT 109, captained by the late President Kennedy. The new exhibit will also feature complete narratives with pictorial display of the role ELCO played in the War effort production at their Bayonne site. In addition, a rare 25 minute film will be on view at the Museum showing the ELCO plant in process of building an actual PT boat from laying the keel to the its’ launching and trial runs in
The N.J. Museum of Boating is located at Bay Ave. and Meadow St. in Building #13 at Johnson Brothers Marina, Pt. Pleasant, N.J. Hours are 12:00 – 4:00 pm Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Special tours for children of school age, clubs, and organizations may be arranged by calling the Museum at 732 606 7605.
ANNUAL ANTIQUE & CLASSIC BOAT SHOW September 19, 2015
FREE ADMISSION & FREE PARKING
Rain date September 20
ANNUAL ANTIQUE & CLASSIC BOAT SHOW is again using the Johnson Bros. Boat Yard as the venue for its 32nd Antique and Classic Boat Show. This ACBS judged show includes free admission and parking, with 50 to 60 boats expected. All types are welcome, in-water or on- trailer. Marine vendors, marine artists, a flea market, antique classic American and British cars as well as radio controlled boats will be there. Food will be available on site.