Photo by B. Salvanto
In 2015, Tuckerton Seaport celebrated the 100th
anniversary of the modern-day Coast Guard Service. In
1915, the U.S. Life-Saving Service merged with the Revenue
Cutter Service, originally commissioned by George
Washington on August 4, 1790, and was officially renamed
the Coast Guard, the only service dedicated to saving life at
sea and enforcing the nation’s maritime laws.
Tuckerton Seaport hosts several programs and special
events during the year, including the RFA Bass River
Summer Flounder Tournament, the Privateers & Pirates
Festival and the Baymen’s Seafood & Music Festival in
June, a Food Trucks & Fireworks festival on New Year’s
Day, and Pickin’ on the Porch jam sessions held on the first
Sunday of each month.
Tuckerton borders the New Jersey Pine Barrens, noted
for hiking, biking, kayaking, canoeing, bird watching and
ecotour adventures. The tiny pristine town of Tuckerton, off
of Exit 58 of the Garden State Parkway, nestled on Little Egg
Harbor, Little Egg Harbor Inlet and the Great Bay, offers you
a Jersey Shore oasis that you’ll treasure.