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Nov 24 (Mon), 6:30 pm
Ship Wrecks off the NJ Coast

The Sierra Club is a non-profit member-supported, public interest organization that promotes conservation of the natural environment by influencing public policy decisions--legislative, administrative, legal, and electoral.

When you join the Sierra Club in Monmouth County, New Jersey, you automatically become a member of the Jersey Shore Group.

Note that it is not necessary to be a member in order to make our acquaintance.

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SAVE THE DATE !!! Ship Wrecks off the NJ Coast. Monday, November 24 at 6:30 pm. Dan Lieb, President of the NJ Historical Divers' Association, will discuss his organization's explorations of ship wrecks off the New Jersey coast. One of the association's projects is researching the wreck of the government steamship Robert J. Walker, which was struck June 21, 1860 by another ship off Atlantic City. When it quickly sank in 85 feet of water, 20 of its crew members died. The ship was part of the U.S. Coast Survey, the oldest scientific agency in the country - now a department of NOAA called the National Geodetic Survey. It collected Gulf Stream data, using rope and lead to measure depth and mark channels to guide ships into ports. The wreck, informally known to divers as the "$25 wreck," was identified in 2013 as the Walker. The "L"-shaped configuration of the New Jersey and Long Island coastlines, the narrow entrance to the Raritan and Hudson Rivers, and the strong on-shore winds of hurricanes and northeasters, made sailing a perilous undertaking even into the early 20th Century that the Jersey coast was once called the "Graveyard of the Atlantic." There are about 5,000 known shipwrecks off the Jersey coastline, but only about 500 have been documented. In 1992, a group of scuba divers met informally to discuss the possibility of investigating New Jersey's many shipwrecks and began lecturing and exhibiting their shipwreck artifacts in 1994. The Divers' Association was formalized in 1995 to preserve New Jersey's shipwreck and maritime history; to research and record the many unknown, lost and misnamed shipwrecks, as well as other potentially significant historic sites; and to document their findings and present them to the public. The Association and its shipwreck artifacts are located at its Maritime Museum, part of the InfoAge Science Museum on the former Marconi/Camp Evans site in Wall Township. The Association follows accepted archeological standards and practices to map and photograph ship wrecks primarily off the Jersey coast. Mr. Lieb also is the director of the Sunken Locomotives Project for the New Jersey Museum of Transportation, a nonprofit educational organization that took legal possession in 2004 of two 1850s railroad steam locomotives found in the Atlantic Ocean off Long Branch. Mr. Lieb's presentation, part of BCC's "Science Monday" lectures, is hosted by Brookdale's Environmental Club to encourage students to be involved in statewide and national debates on the importance of strong environmental protections. At the Lincroft meeting, a pizza and subs buffet begins at 6:00 p.m. and the presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. More Information. To get to Brookdale's Lincroft campus, take Parkway Exit 109 to Route 520 West (Newman Springs Road, which becomes E. Main Street at the Lincroft campus). Take the traffic circle into the campus and follow the signs to the Warner Student Life Center (SLC) and parking lot 7, where the meeting will be in the SLC Twin Lights Rooms 1 and 2. Use parking lot 7. As you walk eastward towards the building complex, Warner will be on your left. If lot 7 is full, use parking lots 5 or 6. A campus map is at http://www.brookdalecc.edu/PDFFiles/MAPS/MAP_04_08.pdf . Contacts: George Moffatt, Program chairman NJF Clearwater and (Monmouth) Sierra 732-544-1726 gmoffattgt@aol.com Dennis Anderson, Chairman, Jersey Shore Sierra Group, ...more

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Shore Group Happenings:

We have had several cleanups with a coalition with Monmouth University, all the towns on the Whale Pond Brook watershed, and the N.J. Friends of Clearwater. Our goal is to clean up the watershed and educate local residents about the detrimental effects of lawn fertilizers and storm water run-off, and the importance of integrated pest management. We have held several hikes along part of the watershed and have shown the documentary film, A Chemical Reaction, which chronicles the harmful effects of common lawn and garden pesticides and one town's fight to ban them.

Help Needed for Cleanups:

If you would like to participate in cleanups of our local waterways, please contact Laura Bagwell at l.bagwell3@verizon.net. In this vital effort, our Group joins forces with the Navesink Swimming River Group which, since 2002, has removed more than 20 tons of debris from our local banks and streams.

General Meetings:

The general meetings of Sierra Club Jersey Shore group and NJF Clearwater take place the fourth Monday of every month (except April, May, July, August and December). The meetings are hosted by Brookdale Community College Environmental Club to encourage BCC students to be involved in statewide and national debates on the importance of strong environmental regulations. At the Lincroft meeting, a cash buffet begins at 6:00 p.m. and presentations begin at 6:30 p.m.

To get to Brookdale, take Parkway Exit 109 to Route 520 West (Newman Springs Road, which becomes E. Main Street at the Lincroft campus). Take the traffic circle into the campus and follow the signs to the Warner Student Life Center (SLC), where the meeting will be in the Twin Lights 1 Room. Use parking lot 7. As you walk towards the building complex, Warner will be on your left. If lot 7 is full, use parking lots 5 or 6. A map is at BCC campus map

Shore Group Ex Comm meetings are held at Luigi's in Lincroft at 6:15 on the second Tuesday of the month, excluding July, August and December.

Come to our Next Meeting!

Monday, November 24 at 6:30 pm — Ship Wrecks off the NJ Coast
Dan Lieb, President of the NJ Historical Divers’ Association, will discuss his organization’s explorations of ship wrecks off the New Jersey coast.

One of the association’s projects is researching the wreck of the government steamship Robert J. Walker, which was struck June 21, 1860 by another ship off Atlantic City. When it quickly sank in 85 feet of water, 20 of its crew members died. The ship was part of the U.S. Coast Survey, the oldest scientific agency in the country — now a department of NOAA called the National Geodetic Survey. It collected Gulf Stream data, using rope and lead to measure depth and mark channels to guide ships into ports. The wreck, informally known to divers as the “$25 wreck,” was identified in 2013 as the Walker.

The “L”-shaped configuration of the New Jersey and Long Island coastlines, the narrow entrance to the Raritan and Hudson Rivers, and the strong on-shore winds of hurricanes and northeasters, made sailing a perilous undertaking even into the early 20th Century that the Jersey coast was once called the "Graveyard of the Atlantic." There are about 5,000 known shipwrecks off the Jersey coastline, but only about 500 have been documented.

In 1992, a group of scuba divers met informally to discuss the possibility of investigating New Jersey's many shipwrecks and began lecturing and exhibiting their shipwreck artifacts in 1994. The Divers’ Association was formalized in 1995 to preserve New Jersey's shipwreck and maritime history; to research and record the many unknown, lost and misnamed shipwrecks, as well as other potentially significant historic sites; and to document their findings and present them to the public.

The Association and its shipwreck artifacts are located at its Maritime Museum, part of the InfoAge Science Museum on the former Marconi/Camp Evans site in Wall Township. The Association follows accepted archeological standards and practices to map and photograph ship wrecks primarily off the Jersey coast.

Mr. Lieb also is the director of the Sunken Locomotives Project for the New Jersey Museum of Transportation, a nonprofit educational organization that took legal possession in 2004 of two 1850s railroad steam locomotives found in the Atlantic Ocean off Long Branch.

Mr. Lieb’s presentation, part of BCC’s “Science Monday” lectures, is hosted by Brookdale’s Environmental Club to encourage students to be involved in statewide and national debates on the importance of strong environmental protections. At the Lincroft meeting, a pizza and subs buffet begins at 6:00 p.m. and the presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. More Information.

Need directions or more information? Call Dennis Anderson, 732-970-4327, or email dennisaza@aol.com and check upcoming meetings and other dates for your diary .

Previous years events

2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005,

Conservation

Please join us as we forge ahead in our efforts to form a grassroots coalition of people who want to actively participate in helping to restore the beautiful resources of the Navevink/Swimming River and the Whale Pond Brook\Takanassee Lake watersheds. We'll be planning clean-ups, hikes, bike rides, efforts to educate the public on subjects such as the proper use of pesticides and fertilizers and the colorful history of the watersheds.

Get involved in an area that interests you, or make your own area......but please join us.

Contact: Faith Teitelbaum, 732-513-5445 - Jersey Shore Group - Conservation Chair

Activities

The Jersey Shore Group provides opportunities for the following types of activities:

  • assisting local agencies in ongoing conservation projects
  • working to influence environmental decisions at local, state and national levels
  • enjoying our environment through hiking, canoeing, camping etc

If you have questions of any sort, you can always contact our membership chair, Robert Grize: nyucwnyppb@aol.com

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