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According to a report on NJ. com, the boaters jumped into the water when the 19-foot long speedboat, a Sea Doo Speedster 200, caught fire at 2:51 p.m. They climbed aboard a second boat, according to the account, attributed to a New Jersey State Police spokesman.
Joe Ruffini in the salon of the Naval War College, where a photo of onetime visitor John F. Kennedy hangs. The”admiral’s barge,” below, will be among the wooden boats on display at the Monmouth Boat Club Saturday. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
By JOHN T. WARD
After a brief online bidding war, the Red Bank roofer ended up owning a well-maintained, 50-foot wooden yacht, built for Navy admirals, that has hosted at least two American presidents.
On Saturday, the public will get a chance to step aboard, when Ruffini’s prize goes on display as part of a wooden and classic boat show in Red Bank.
It seems someone neglected to check the tide charts when leaving a red pickup truck in the parking lot shared by the Monmouth Boat Club and North Shrewsbury Ice Boat and Yacht Club in Red Bank. This reader photo, snapped at 7:40 a.m. Monday shows a red vehicle swamped by the Navesink River. The National Weather Service has issued a coastal flood warning. (Reader photo above. Photo at right by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)
While the Navesink River has been known to occasionally make itself at home inside the historic Victorian-style structure at the foot of Wharf Avenue, it’s not every day that Red Bank’s Monmouth Boat Club throws open its doors to non-members. But on Saturday, the 136-year-old clubhouse at the river’s edge welcomes all members of the public for a day of free sailboat rides, complimentary cookout fare, and tours of the landmark building.
Red Bank’s Monmouth Boat Club is scheduled to offer an open house event to provide free sailboat rides, and tours of the historic clubhouse on Saturday, May 23.
The event also includes an introduction to the adult sailing program.
By JOHN T. WARD
The project, dubbed the Marine Park Activity Center, reflects the traditional river-oriented focus of two groups – Navesink River Rowing club and the Navesink Maritime Heritage Association – anchored by a structure similar to boathouses in West Windsor and Camden, its proponents said.
redbankgreen detailed another of the three plans, called Red Bank Harbor, on Wednesday. The third proposal consists solely of an individual’s offer to donate $500,000 to the borough for the restoration of the site as a red-clay tennis facility, redbankgreen has learned.
It’s Open House at the Monmouth Boat Club this Saturday, and the members of the MBC have an irresistible “sails pitch” for all who’d like to enjoy life from the river-view perspective this summer.
For some 135 years, it’s stood at the edge of the Navesink River — a fixed point of reference to generations of recreational and commercial boaters, but a place often bypassed by the increasingly auto-centric pace of life at the top of the hill. And, while the river’s been known to occasionally make itself at home inside the historic Victorian-style structure at the foot of Wharf Avenue, it’s not every day that the Monmouth Boat Club throws open its doors to non-members.
This Saturday, May 24, the MBC invites the public to an Open House event that offers complimentary cookout food, an inside look at the Club’s seasonal programs, and — wind and weather permitting — free sail boat rides on the river.
Monmouth Boat Club was inundated by the Navesink River hours before Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New Jersey, and the river rose several feet after this photo was taken. (Photo by Peter Lindner. Click to enlarge)
By WIL FULTON
The home of the Monmouth Boat Club, a Red Bank building that has stood for more than 100 years, is tackling rebuilding post-Hurricane Sandy with a little help from the men who built the place.
This pine flooring here is the original flooring, Commodore Leigh ‘Skip’ Bugbee told redbankgreen during a tour of storied Navesink River clubhouse, which was built in 1895 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Whats amazing is that, because theres no subflooring to it, it can basically withstand any amount of water and let it freely flow back out to the river.”
Even the buckling that was caused will be set back to normal once the heat is turned back on, he said.
“The guys who put it in here really knew what they were doing,” Bugbee said. “We owe them a big thank you.”
By JOHN T. WARD
A Sea Bright couple is asking for the public’s help in finding the boater who smashed into their prized sailboat while it was moored in the Navesink River off Red Bank this weekend.
Wendie Elovich and her husband, Tim Slaight, believe their 22-foot Nonsuch catboat, which was anchored in the mooring field off the Monmouth Boat Club, was struck by a fast-moving motorized vessel sometime between Saturday evening and Sunday morning.
“It looks like it washed up on a beach in a hurricane,” said Lance Cunningham, owner of Carriage House Marina in Sea Bright, where the sailboat was towed Monday morning. “It’s a wonder it didn’t sink.”
Elovich says it’s a wonder someone wasn’t killed. In fact, she wonders if someone wasn’t.
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI
“I would have to agree with everyone who’s ever said Red Bank is difficult to do business with,” said Geoff Johnson, who has approved plans to build a kayak and canoe rental and boat club on the banks of the Swimming River, at the north end of Shrewsbury Avenue.
Some highlights from last night’s bimonthly meeting of the Red Bank council:
TEACHERS OF THE YEAR: In addition to primary school teacher Pat Moss, who was spotlighted here yesterday, this year’s honorees were middle school third-grade teacher Stacy Curcio; third-grade teacher Matt Strippoli of the Red Bank Charter School, and social studies teacher (and Red Bank native) Steve Johnson of Red Bank Regional.
AUDIT: Independent auditor Dave Kaplan gave his annual assessment of the borough’s finances and record-keeping, both of which he finds in good shape, though with four “relatively minor” cautions, one of which centers on the timely approval of council minutes. (Until last night, the borough clerk’s office was more than a year behind in getting the minutes of meetings together; now, the most recent minutes approved are from the July 9, 2007 session.)
Kaplan noted also that tax collections last year slipped a tad, to 97.09 percent from 97.99 percent, which he attributed to economic conditions. “People are just a little slower in paying their taxes,” he said.
BOATS AND CARS: There was a discussion of a request regarding parking on Union Street from the Monmouth Boat Club. As is somewhat common at council meetings, the agenda gave no hint of what the boat club had asked for, and nobody on the council bothered to fill the audience in, but it seemed to involve the removal of or deactivation of parking meters.
Preservation Red Bank, a private-sector organization that works to allow old buildings to keep getting older, will hold its annual meeting this Sunday in one of the borough’s oldest a place that all but creaks with character.
For nonmembers, a peek inside the clubhouse is a “somewhat unusual” opportunity, says past Commodore William Comella.
Ever have a yen to enjoy a Sunday morning breakfast in a historic setting with a spectacular view of the beautiful Navesink River? Come on down to the Monmouth Boat Club on March 6, when the clubhouse opens its doors to the public for an all-ages flapjacks-and-more fundraiser between the hours of 8 am and noon.
Sponsored by the Navesink Maritime Heritage Association (NMHA), the event is a benefit for Sea Scout Ship #5, the local chapter of the co-ed program of the Boy Scouts of America that teaches maritime skills to young people ages 14 to 21.
Organizers of KaBoom Fireworks, Red Bank’s largest public event, are asking the public to dig deep for contributions this year.
The event has been struggling to drum up support from corporations and other traditional large donors who in the past have jumpstarted fundraising to cover the cost of the July 3 fireworks show, one of the largest in the United States.
“We are not getting the kind of corporate contributions we have gotten in the past,” event chairman Peter Reinhardt told a gathering of event supporters last night at the Monmouth Boat Club. “Without that, the future of the fireworks is in danger.”
Last week’s ‘Where’ showed a pile of big rocks below a guardrail and some bent parking signs.
That slope, behind some businesses on West Front Street, used to be heavily overgrown, we recall. In fact, we weren’t aware that the trees and weeds had been torn out and replaced by rocks until we wandered down there recently for the first time in some months.
The planned Southbank site, above, with the North Shrewsbury Ice Boat & Yacht Club visible at center. Below, a rendering of the planned condos. (Photo by John T. Ward; rendering by Rotwein+Blake. Click to enlarge.)
By JOHN T. WARD
With a wintry bite in the wind, sailors from the Monmouth Boat Club took to our beautiful Navesink River for some “winter frostbite racing” off Red Bank Sunday.
The new workweek kicked off early Monday with a feels-like temperature of 15 degrees on the Greater Green. But a warming trend in coming days could bring a peak in the mid-60s Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.
Check out the extended forecast below. (Photo by Allan Bass. Click to enlarge.)
By JOHN T. WARD
A busy intersection on Shrewsbury Avenue in Red Bank would get 16 apartments and several retail businesses if a development plan up for consideration wins approval.
The project comes with its own underground parking, according to plans filed with the borough.