Barnegat Bay Sneak Box


The Sneak Box, named for its ability to sneak in on its prey, was first built by Captain Hazelton of West Creek N.J. in 1836. It can be rowed, sailed or sculled across the water and is a sea worthy, lightweight hunting craft able to navigate the marshes and bays of New Jersey. In winter months, it was even used as a sled, to maneuver across the snow, with the addition of two runners to the bottom. Over the years, many other N.J. builders have produced various models, keeping however the basic design of the craft. Sneak boxes are used to this day by stalwart duck hunters in the wee hours of the morning along the marshes and creeks of Barnegat Bay.