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Barnegat Bay Decoy and Baymen's Museum

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Located in Historic Tuckerton, the Museum is a 1,330 square foot replica of a hunting shanty. Exhibits at the museum represent the life of the Barnegat Bay Baymen and their traditional skills in boat building, oystering, clamming, blacksmithing, decoy carving, eel spearing, eel and clam basket weaving, charter boat fishing, gunning, life-saving, pound fishing, salt hay harvesting, net mending and knot tying. Major features and displays include a Barnegat Bay Sneakbox by Josephus Seaman, a Sea Bright Skiff by National Heritage Fellow Charles B. Hankins, a Life-Saving Station Exhibit and over 100 decoys and shorebirds carved by New Jersey native sons. There are also baymen's tools sail making tools and old maritime records and journals. Also an extensive and unique collection of over 4,000 antique photographs that depict the life of the Baymen and the Jersey Shore's Barnegat Bay Region.

Location: Hwy 9, Tuckerton New Jersey 08087 Telephone 609-296-5785

Other History nearby:
(Philadelphia) American Swedish Historical Museum
(Somers Point) Atlantic Co Historical Society Library
(Philadelphia) Atwater Kent Museum-Philadelphia History
(Philadelphia) B Free Franklin Post Office & Museum
(Tuckerton) Barnegat Bay Decoy and Baymen's Museum
(Barnegat) Barnegat Historical Society Heritage

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