SEA BRIGHT: AN OLD SALT & HIS PLOT OF SAND

Johnny Deckert shows off an aerial view of his home while waiting to get back into town for the first time after the hurricane on November 3. Below, Deckert clearing debris from his side yard last month. (Click to enlarge)

By DAN NATALE

Johnny Deckert is one of those people who make Sea Bright Sea Bright.

A 78-year-old borough resident and longtime commercial fisherman in a town that was once full of them, Deckert has seen many changes, but none quite as drastic as those wrought by Hurricane Sandy.

His story is proof that the storm didn’t only damage homes and businesses. It tore out a few pages of history as well.

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