Museums, Programs, Historic Sites

A. J. Meerwald - Bayshore Center At Bivalve

A.J. Meerwald - Bayshore Center At Bivalve

2800 High Street
Port Norris, NJ 08349


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 South Jersey’s Bayshore before the decline of the shipbuilding industry, which coincided with the Great Depression. The A. J. Meerwald was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 7, 1995.


Today, the A. J. Meerwald is used by the Bayshore Center at Bivalve for onboard educational programs in the Delaware Bay near Bivalve, and at other ports in the New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware region. Please see their website for more information.