Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Precautions advised as waterways are cleared of post-Sandy debris
Getting ready to take the boat out on the Navesink or Shrewsbury, but worried that debris from Sandy may make it difficult? GoBoatingNJ.org may help. Since Hurricane Sandy came ashore in late October, reports of unprecedented destruction to area marine facilities have left boaters wondering if there will be a boating season in 2013, said Ed "Skip" Harrison, who is the owner of Baywood Marina, Brick Township, and Board Member of the Marine Trades Association of New Jersey. The GoBoatingNJ.org initiative was launched to address these concerns by providing coverage of the restoration efforts taking place each day by state, federal and municipal agencies as well as scores of volunteers and organizations. The campaign highlights — through on-…
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
CrowderGulf, headquartered in Theodore, Alabama, will undertake local cleanup and dredging effort
An Alabama company will undertake a massive cleanup and debris removal effort in waterways following Hurricane Sandy. State authorities have removed more than 1,000 boats since the storm hit, but the remains of many others, plus debris resulting from everything from destroyed homes to derelict vessels previously undetected pose a threat to navigation as the spring boating season draws near. Three companies were awarded contracts to clear New Jersey's waterways of debris, hopefully before spring arrives. Donjon Marine will be responsible for the northern portion of the state, from the New York border to Raritan Bay. CrowderGulf, of Theodore, Alabama, will be responsible for the central portion of the state, from the Navesink River in …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Many remnants of Hurricane Sandy remain
Looking out onto the Shrewsbury River from Rumson's banks the view is both blistering and beautiful. Just more than three months after Hurricane Sandy blew through boundaries and merged the Altantic Ocean with the river, remnants of the ensuing devastation remain. Riverside chain-link fences are still downed and mangled, a couple of boats still sit crooked atop broken docks, the island between the banks of the two towns is loaded with debris and someone's drifted belongings from somewhere. The Rumson-Sea Bright bridge is being repaired. And, across the bay pieces of docks and cement borders are still broken to bits and half clinging to the shore. The mountains of sand collected from the streets and piled to be redistributed on the Sea …
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Testing showed no issues with contamination, DEP says
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Shellfish beds in the Navesink and Shrewsbury rivers opened effective at sunrise Saturday. Bob Martin, the commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection, signed an order Friday after he said water monitoring and tissue sampling found no issue with contamination from bacteria or viruses following superstorm Sandy. “So much of our coastline and our fishing industry took significant hits from the storm, so we are pleased to reopen these additional shellfish beds and get people back to work in areas affected by the storm,” Martin said. “Tests also show that our ocean water quality is excellent.” The DEP closed all New Jersey shellfish beds to commercial and recreational harvesting on October 29 in preparation for Hurricane Sandy, …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Man had been missing since 2010
Skeletal remains found in the Shrewsbury River have been identified as an area kayaker who had been missing since 2010, his abandoned kayak having turned up on Sedge Island in the river between Rumson and Sea Bright, according to multiple news reports. The NJ State Police said the remains have been identified, using dental records, as David Civile, 28, formerly of Tinton Falls. Police say a contractor making dock repairs on Little Silver Point Road in Little Silver on Nov. 28 found the remains. According to various reports, Civile disappeared during a kayak trip down the Shewsbury River off what is referred to as Howard's Beach, at the end of Little Silver Point Road, Little Silver, on Nov. 17. Authorities had searched for him for four …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Second high tide of Sandy reaches pinnacle of Irene's high water. Next high expected to be higher.
By noon on Monday, Sandy had cranked up her winds to 40 mph, rolling in swells from Sea Bright into the backwaters of the Shrewsbury River. The combination of high tide, high winds and waves unbroken by land, brought breakers to backyards. With the storm's center still a ways away, Monday morning's high tide left a high water mark at Irene's highest levels. The heavy weather and water pounding docks are rough for sure, but forecasters anticipate that Monday night's high tide will be worse, as winds ramp up and Sandy pushes in a storm surge. Stay tuned to Patch for more updates as Sandy closes in on our coastline.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
The end of the day on the river from a parkside view in Rumson
After days of volatile weather, the sunshine was bold and bright as yesterday drew to an end. From the shores of Rumson's Victory Park, the scene was mellow and mesmerizing as boats were docked and a few boaters kayaked out to the horizon and back and the sun started to set. Take a look at some scenes of the boats and sky captured in the above slide show and gallery.
Monday, July 2, 2012
Yachts were lit up along the river on Saturday night
It was a stylish, serene scene on the Shrewsbury River Saturday night. Call it a night of docked yachting on both the Sea Bright and Rumson sides of the river. Anyone who was out and about was bound to catch a glimpse. Docked and lit up for a private summer soiree was what area residents know as the Ray Catena (of Cadillac fame) yacht, near McLoone's Rum Runner in Sea Bright. It's quite a sight. On the other side, with a perfect view from the Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge, was another yacht, also lit up and docked to a Ward Lane property. That's life on the Shrewsbury River ... Take a look.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Yachting, boating on the Shrewsbury River: Do you know whose yacht this is?
Before the heat wave hit, yesterday was a banner day for boating on both the Rumson and Sea Bright sides of the Shrewsbury River. Among the waterborne sights to be seen was an Islander yacht, taking pause on the Sea Bright side of the river's canal. Whose boat is that, anyway? Tell us in the comments section if you know.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Large number of floating buoys may be a hazard, officials say
Most boaters have been there. It's night time, but channel markers are there to guide you back to your marina or boat ramp. The only obstacle, of course, is the large number of buoys marking No Wake zones that dot the path between the open bay and your home port. On a busy summer weekend, the buoys can sometimes cause stress as boaters try to navigate skinny channels in the nation's most densely populated state. Boaters who equate the proliferation of buoy markers in waterways, such as the Navesink and Shrewsbury rivers and Sandy Hook's bay, to a minefield of anchored obstacles will see some relief this summer. The state will reduce the number of "No Wake" warning buoys up and down the coast. The total number of buoys, which mark areas in …