Each year on May 22 our country celebrates National Maritime Day.
The United States has always been and will always be a great maritime nation. From our origins as 13 British colonies, through every period of peace and conflict since, the Merchant Marine has been a pillar in this country’s foundation of prosperity and security. They power the world’s largest economy and strengthen our ties with trading partners around the world, all while supporting our military forces by shipping troops and supplies wherever they need to go.
Maritime Day is a time-honored tradition that recognizes one of our country’s most important industries. This year, ceremonies and celebrations throughout the country recognized Maritime Day and the people our maritime nation depends on.
The New Jersey Maritime Museum is located in Beach Haven on the southern end of Long Beach Island. They invite you to come visit us and explore the most extensive collection of maritime history and artifacts in the entire state of New Jersey!
The US Maritime Administration promote the development and maintenance of an adequate, well-balanced United States merchant marine, sufficient to carry the Nation’s domestic waterborne commerce and a substantial portion of its waterborne foreign commerce, and capable of service as a naval and military auxiliary in time of war or national emergency. They also seek to ensure that the United States maintains adequate shipbuilding and repair services, efficient ports, effective inter-modal water and land transportation systems, and reserve shipping capacity for use in time of national emergency.
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As expected LBI has a long and colorful maritime history; In 1871, the head of the Revenue Marine Service, Sumner Kimball, founded the United States Life Saving Service. Funded by Congress, this body would establish red houses all along the Atlantic Coast which would house paid crews. Stations were placed in six communities on Long Beach Island, and the Loveladies, Long Beach, and Harvey Cedars Stations are still standing.The U.S. Life Saving Service grew to be so efficient and successful, Congress separated the Service from the Revenue Cutter Service in 1878 and set up a separate independent organization.
The U.S. Coast Guard is also represented on Long Beach Island: Station Barnegat Light is a multi-mission Surf Station located on the north end and Station Beach Haven is located at the south end of historic LBI.
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