Friday, June 22, 2012

This Weekend at Tuckerton Seaport

Tuckerton Seaport is a newly built recreation of a maritime village. The buildings are replicas of the Bay's earlier days. At Perrine's Boat Works, you will see volunteers demonstrate the building of small boats call sneakboxes. Outside the boat works is Gus Heinrichs Sr.'s sneakbox built in 1951. Other exhibits include clamming and oystering at Parson's Clam and Oyster House and decoy carving at Parker's Decoy Shop, Joe Dayton's Sawmill, Napolean Kelly's Oyster House, and much more.

The Tuckerton's Light House and Museum has exhibits of early sea rescue, the Lighthouses of the Jersey Shore, the lives of early Native Americans and the Pirates that once visited the area.

Two upcoming events:

Baymen’s Seafood & Music Festival
June 23 & 24
11am to 5pm
Enjoy delicious Jersey fresh clams, crabs, scallops and shrimp from the finest local seafood purveyors. Crafters, vendors, music, food, refreshments, family activities, demonstrations,boat rides, boat builders and decoy carvers. Speak with commercial fishermen to learn about occupations on the bay or take a clam shucking class. So bring the family and plan to spend the day. Selected as one of the: “Top 10 NJ Outdoor Festivals” by NJ Countryside Magazine. Presented by the Jersey Shore Folklife Center.

10th Annual Red Wine & Blues Festival
June 30
3pm to 8pm
Team up with the Tuckerton Seaport for a perfect afternoon of wine tasting from New Jersey’s finest wineries plus live blues music. Crafters, vendors, food, boat rides and lots of fun. Complimentary souvenir Seaport wine glass! “Traditional Pie Bake Off” contest.

A visit to the Tuckerton Seaport is educational and relaxing. Stroll the 3/4 mile boardwalk and experience life on the Tuckerton “Crik.” Identify birds and plants on our 1/4 mile nature trail. Tour our site and view garveys, sneakboxes, cruising yachts and party boats displayed on land and water.

New Jersey Surf Museum @ Tuckerton Seaport

The local baymen worked on the water, but they also played on it. Many a clammer worked the low tide and surfed the high tide. The New Jersey Surf Museum @ Tuckerton Seaport explores the historic connections to the sport – and the lifestyle – of the New Jersey Surfer.

Exhibits in the museum cover the origins of surfing and how it came to New Jersey in 1912. The museum also explores the close connection of surfing to the environment and the science of waves. A large collection of important surfboards is on display along with memorabilia and surf art.

Tuckerton Seaport is located at 120 W. Main Street, Tuckerton, NJ

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