The third of eleven reef deployments off the Jersey Coast in 2016 is the New York Harbor Charlie renamed in honor of Jack Murray of the Manasquan River Marlin and Tuna Club. Full article here
A little before 8 a.m. a small group of fishermen resumed a ritual that was nearly lost due to a territorial war.
They formed their boats into a semi-circle two miles off the coast of Point Pleasant Beach to watch a 65-foot former New York Harbor crew boat be purposely sunk on a reef. It was a perfect morning to do it.
The ocean Tuesday was as smooth as glass and visibility was such that the pastel colors of boardwalk amusements on shore and the tops of inland water towers could be discerned from the distance.
“Once she fills up with water she’s going to go down pretty quickly. The only question is, will she go bow up or transom up?” said Ken Warchal, a trustee of the Manasquan River Marlin and Tuna Club, the sport-fishing club that purchased the boat.
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A special salute to the clubs new Life Members Adam Sanford, Joe Natoli, Mel Ravitz and John Visceglia, over 150 years of membership between them. Thank you for all your contributions to the MRMTC over the years.