Museum/Program/Site States: New Jersey

Toms River Seaport Society and Maritime Museum

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

A. J. Meerwald–Bayshore Center at Bivalve

The schooner A. J. Meerwald is New Jersey’s official tall ship. She is a restored two-masted oyster dredging schooner, 115 feet overall, 85 feet on deck, and has a 23-foot beam. Her home port is in Bivalve, Commercial Township, New Jersey. Launched in 1928, A. J. Meerwald was one of hundreds of schooners built along…

Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen’s Museum

The mission of the museum is to preserve, present and interpret the rich maritime heritage, artistry and environment of the Jersey Shore and the unique contributions of its baymen. This maritime cultural center, which opened in May 2000, is a recreated working seaport village along the historic Tuckerton Creek. Come explore the world of the…

NY/NJ Baykeeper

Over a quarter of a century ago, events were begun that would have an incredible effect on many aspects of our world today. Robert Boyle, a resident of the Hudson River Valley, founded the Hudson River Fisherman’s Association to help restore the river to cleanliness and the fish population to health. Eventually this group became…

Hackensack Riverkeeper

Founded in 1997 by Captain Bill Sheehan, Hackensack Riverkeeper is the leading environmental organization working on Hackensack River issues. A founding member of Waterkeeper Alliance, the group engages in a fourfold strategy of environmental action, advocacy, education and litigation in its ongoing work to protect, preserve and restore the Hackensack River Watershed from its headwaters…