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Video: Whale almost beached at Sandy Hook on Tuesday

Video via facebook courtesy of Larry Alter:

Posted: May 1st, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Gateway National Recreation Area, Monmouth County News, Sandy Hook | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Video: Whale almost beached at Sandy Hook on Tuesday

Coast Guard rescues kite surfer near Sandy Hook, NJ

Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook rescued a kite surfer in distress near Sandy Hook Bay, Sunday.

At approximately 10:30 a.m., watchstanders at Station Sandy Hook received notification of a kite surfer in distress from a good Samaritan ashore.

A Station Sandy Hook boatcrew aboard a 29-foot Response Boat-Small launched and arrived on scene within 15 minutes. The crewmembers safely brought the kite surfer aboard. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 15th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Coast Guard rescues kite surfer near Sandy Hook, NJ

Surf fisherman dies after being swept out to sea at Sandy Hook

A fisherman who was swept out to sea Wednesday morning at the Sandy Hook National Gateway Recreation Area died hours after he was pulled from the water by rescuers, authorities said. National Parks Service spokeswoman Daphne Yun said the fisherman was apparently wading in the surf around 8 a.m. when he was swept out. He was… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: December 6th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Surf fisherman dies after being swept out to sea at Sandy Hook

Lifeguards rescue, revive girl at Sandy Hook beach

Update: The 12 year old girl died on Monday morning at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch.

SANDY HOOK – A young girl had to be revived with a defibrillator Sunday after being pulled from the water by lifeguards at a Sandy Hook beach. Lifeguards immediately began CPR after rescuing the girl, who was taken to Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, said Daphne Yun, a spokeswoman for the National Park Service. “I… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 17th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Lifeguards rescue, revive girl at Sandy Hook beach

Sandy Hook beachgoers expect bang for buck if parking fee rises

assetContent (47)SANDY HOOK — With a slight grimace and a less than enthusiastic nod, Michael Bishop said he would likely still go to Sandy Hook next summer, even if parking fees increased for the second time in five years. However, Bishop said that he’ll stomach the hike as long as the money is actually put to good… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 22nd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Sandy Hook | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Sandy Hook beachgoers expect bang for buck if parking fee rises

Second Sandy Hook beach closed for high bacteria levels

assetContentSANDY HOOK — Another beach at Sandy Hook has closed because of elevated bacteria levels. Gunnison Beach was open for sunbathing on Tuesday but beachgoers weren’t allowed in the water because of high bacteria levels, according to the Sandy Hook’s Facebook page. The closing comes as New Jersey is in the middle of a heat wave,… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 27th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Sandy Hook | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

MAST gets another Fort Hancock building, Students will have a gym

By Muriel Smith

Osprey Sandy Hook (510x640)MIDDLETOWN – “We’re a long way away from putting a shovel in the ground, but if we’re able to agree on a project plan that meets our needs, and is acceptable to all community stakeholders, it will be a huge step in the future of our program. We really can’t thank Ms. Burry and the Freeholders enough for recognizing our need for a gymnasium, and offering their support.”

That’s what Earl Moore, principal at MAST, the Marine Academy of Science and Technology at Fort Hancok said this week when he learned the Monmouth County Vocational Board of Education and the National Park Service signed a Memorandum of Intent, paving the way  for conversion of Buildings 56 and 23 at Fort Hancock into a new facility.

The announcement, which was signed by all parties involved on Thursday, was made at the Fort Hancock 21st Century Advisory Committee meeting at Thompson Park Friday.

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Posted: June 20th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Gateway National Recreation Area, Lillian Burry, Monmouth County News, Sandy Hook | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Body of missing swimmer found at Sandy Hook identified

assetContent (52)SANDY HOOK –Federal parks officials identified the man who died while swimming at Sandy Hook as a 25-year-old Red Bank man. Andros Vega-Pena was swimming with a group of people Wednesday evening at Beach B when he came into distress between 7:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m., said Daphne Yun, a spokeswoman for the National Park Service.… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 8th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Body of missing swimmer found at Sandy Hook identified

Sandy Hook season parking passes go on sale this weekend

Sandy Hook-20140725-00310 (640x479)SANDY HOOK —Those who want to get a jump on buying their season parking passes for Sandy Hook can make their purchases beginning this weekend, park officials said. Parking permits will go on sale April 11 at the front entrance station, said Daphne Yun, a spokeswoman for the National Park Service. For now, they will only… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 8th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Gateway National Recreation Area, Monmouth County, National Park Service, Sandy Hook | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Sandy Hook season parking passes go on sale this weekend

Sea Gull’s Nest Will Not Reopen

“Raise  your hand if this is your first time here,”  Eddie Segall religiously started off his nightly sunset ceremonies at the Sea Gull’s Nest.  “Now raise your hand if this is your last time here,” Segall barked as 10’s of customers raised their hands in laughter, just as they had the night or the week before.  The joke never got old.

Sea Gulls Nest flag

Photo by Paul Scharff

We’ve raised our hands, sung God Bless American along with a Kate Smith recording and watched the octogenarian Segall challenge much younger men to 50 push ups for the last time.

Sandy, and the federal bureaucracy, has claimed the iconic Monmouth County attraction that was a favorite of tourists and locals alike.

The Sea Gull’s Nest at Sandy Hook will not be reopening, according to a report on Highlandsblog.   The blog quotes Daphne Yun, spokesperson for Gateway National Recreation Area, ” the lease for the popular Sea Gull’s Nest Restaurant has not been renewed.  Sea Gull’s Nest will not be reopened.”

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Posted: May 27th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Gateway National Recreation Area, Monmouth County, News, Sandy Hook | Tags: , , , , | 8 Comments »