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Upcoming Tours and Events

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DENVILLE TO ROCKAWAY GREENWAY WALK
Denville, NJ
Saturday, June 16
10:00 am

Led by Joe Macasek & Bierce Riley. When completed in 1831, the Morris Canal extended 102 miles across the rugged highlands of New Jersey, from Phillipsburg on the Delaware River, uphill to its summit level at Lake Hopatcong, and down to New York Harbor at Jersey City. On this tour we will walk a seldom-visited stretch of canal along the Rockaway River between Denville and Rockaway. Along the way we investigate the site of the Beaver Brook Feeder, the crossing of the Hibernia Mine Railroad and look for canal sites in downtown Rockaway. This tour will involve quite a bit of walking along trails and city streets, as well some off-trail exploration.

CLICK for directions. Please wear sturdy shoes, bring something to eat and drink along the way, and a lot of imagination.

To register for this tour, please email macgraphics2@gmail.com. If you wish to use public transportation, there will be a pickup for people arriving via NJTransit at the Morristown train station. If you plan to come by train, please let us know by e-mail in advance. This tour is sponsored by Morris County Park Industrial Heritage Walks. There is a $5.00 fee.

 

A.J. MEERWALD, NEW JERSEY'S TALLEST SHIP
A PRIVATE CHARTER FOR RCSIA
Liberty State Park, NJ
Saturday, June 30
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The Schooner A.J. Meerwald is New Jersey's official Tall Ship. She is a restored oyster dredging schooner, whose home port is in Bivalve, Commercial Township, in South Jersey. Launched in 1928, A.J. Meerwald was one of hundreds of schooners built along South Jersey's Bayshore before the decline of the shipbuilding industry which coincided with the Great Depression. We will take advantage of the AJ Meerwald's visit to Liberty State Park for this trip.

Reservations: All reservations must be prepaid. and will be taken in order of receipt. No refunds unless the schooner cancels. The schooner sails rain or shine.
To make a reservation: 1) Email a reservation request to Sandy Needham at scotsloon@gmail.com. Please include the number of the check you are mailing. and 2) Mail your check, payable to RCSIA, to the RCSIA Secretary, Aron Eisenpress, at 235 West End Ave 14C, New York NY 10023-3648.

Cost: $35 per member, $45 per non-member. All reservations must be prepaid. There are no refunds unless the schooner cancels. There is a maximum permitted passenger limit of 41 persons -- this limit cannot be exceeded.

Location: Arrive to start at 12:30pm. We will set sail at 1:00pm sharp, so please don't be late. The schooner will arrive back in port at 3:30pm. The schooner will depart from Liberty State Park in Jersey City. A detailed map and instructions will be sent to those who are registered for the trip.
Food: Bring a sandwich lunch on board. There are no restaurant facilities on board, and alcoholic beverages are NOT permitted.
Toilets: This is a real sailing ship so these facilities are limited. The "head" is down a fairly steep stair and those who would have difficulty with such a stairway should consider if this is a suitable event.

Route: We should be able to get a good understanding of the harbor of New York/New Jersey and we will work with the captain on a more detailed routing prior to the trip. Weather conditions may affect the routing.

 

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