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Revisiting the Classics

The Sea Bright skiffs

by Reuel B. Parker


Posted: December 10, 2012
Tags: Sea Bright skiffs, pound-net fishing, lifesaving, recreation

Magazine article spreadSome time in the second quarter of the 19th century, a unique form of small boat appeared on the beaches of the New Jersey shore. While small in size—around 15′—the type was remarkably seaworthy and could be launched and retrieved through breaking surf. After these early boats proved their worth, they rapidly evolved into different models adapted to different purposes, including pound-net fishing, lifesaving, and recreation. In the January/February issue, we look at the early type and its descendants.

Return to WoodenBoat 230, January/February 2013