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New Jersey’s Oystering Communities, Bivalve and Shellpile from 1993

Here is a wonderful short video from 1993, which visits Bivalve and Shellpile, the last of New Jersey’s oystering communities, near Port Norris, where the Maurice River meets the Delaware Bay. The oystering industry was once highly profitable. Port Norris … Continue reading

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Celebrating New Jersey’s Tall Ship A.J. Meerwald’s 90th Birthday!

We recently posted about Portside NewYork’s tanker Mary A. Whalen‘s 80th birthday. We also posted about the ex-USCG lighthouse tender Lilac‘s 90th birthday, which is tomorrow. (Stop by for cake.) And coming up next weekend, June 2, is the oyster … Continue reading

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19th Annual Delaware Bay Day – June 11th

The good folks at the Bayshore Discovery Project say that “Delaware ‘Bay Day’ is the largest FREE festival in the tri-state region.”   I have no way of knowing whether that is literally true, but nevertheless it sounds like great fun.   ‘Bay Day’ will … Continue reading

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Storytelling at the Bivalve Shipping Sheds

If Detroit was and is the “motor city,” then perhaps Bivalve, New Jersey was the Oyster Capital of the World.  By the late 1880s, 90 railcars full of oysters were shipped from Bivalve every week.  Oysters were once the largest … Continue reading

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Oyster Apocalypse?

According to a study published in the February issue of BioScience, 85% percent of the world’s native oyster reefs have been destroyed. Oyster Apocalypse? Truth About Bivalve Obliteration Three-quarters of the wild oysters left in the world, the study says, now … Continue reading

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Delaware Bay Days – June 12 & 13 Bivalve, Port Norris & Mauricetown NJ

From the Bayshore Discovery Project: Delaware Bay Days, the free two-day folklife festival celebrating the Bay and the Bayshore region, returns June 12 & 13 with events in Bivalve, Port Norris and Mauricetown, NJ, with a schedule featuring new activities … Continue reading

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Run for the A.J. Meerwald

The Port Norris Rotary presents the 13th annual “Run for the Schooner” a 5K run, walkathon & 1 mile fun run/walk on Saturday, April 10, 2010, to benefit the A.J. Meerwald, the official Tall Ship of the State of New … Continue reading

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