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November 11, 2014

Tuckerton Seaport Rolls Out the Holly for Christkindlmarkt

Friday, December 6th 4pm-8pm

Saturday, December 7th 10am-8pm

Sunday, December 8th 10am-4pm

Tuckerton Seaport’s rolls out the holly for the Annual Christkindlmarkt on December 6th, 7th, and 8th . Christkindlmarkt will be a family fun three day event with late night hours, celebrating the traditions of the season with a Holiday Market and Craft Fair under a huge heated tents.  This year’s event will feature three New Jersey Wineries: Valenzano, Tomasello, and DiMatteo.  Sampling and sales of these select local wines will be available.  Come jump start your holiday shopping, get in the holiday spirit with a horse drawn wagon ride, let the kids take a spin on the whimsical carousel, and board the trackless train for a ride.

Interested in making your own holiday gifts or decorations?  Drop in to Master Basketmaker Mary May’s Christmas Stocking Ornament Class on Saturday or Sunday.  Classes begin at 10am, 11am, 2pm, and 3pm with a fee of $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers plus $7 for materials. Students can come for two hours and make one stocking, or stay all day and make more.


  • Family Friendly Holiday Market      & Craft Fair
  • Festive Holiday      Fare,  including Gluehwein (hot mulled wine)
  • Live Entertainment
  • Children’s Rides
  • Stock Up on Local Wines for Your Upcoming Holiday Parties
  • Demonstrators throughout the Seaport’s buildings
  • Live performance by Radio Disney on Sunday at 2pm


  • Bring a new unwrapped toy and ride the Horse Drawn      Wagon for free!

Tuckerton Seaport is located at 120 West Main Street in historic Tuckerton and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Admission for this event is $3/person.  Free shuttle bus service will be available throughout Christkindlmarkt between the Seaport and Tip Seaman County Park.  For more information, please call 609-296-8868 or go to  Christkindlmarkt is funded in part by a grant from the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, and the New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism,


November 16, 2012

South Jersey Needs A Little Christmas

South Jersey needs a little Christmas and Tuckerton Seaport in partnership with the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, ScoJo’s Family Restaurant, Magic 100.1, Real Mom Radio, Jersey Family Fun, and Ocean Tents has launched an effort to make sure that happens.  With immediate needs being addressed by FEMA, the Red Cross, insurance companies, and local charities, the Seaport is looking ahead to how we can help bring local families in need together with families who want to give.  Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen’s Museum is a community museum, dedicated to serving families.  Our family invites all local families, regardless of need, to come together on Thanksgiving Weekend to enjoy a meal together and give thanks.  This community meal will be hosted in the Seaport’s front lot under a huge heated tent.  We will have entertainment and plenty of family activities, including make-and-take crafts perfect for the holidays. This community event and activities will be offered at no cost.  Help us bring the Southern Ocean County community back together and let those in need know that we are all in the rebuilding effort together.

Save the Date:         Saturday, November 24, 2012

Time:                           Noon-4pm

Place:                           Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen’s Museum

120 West Main Street (Route 9), Tuckerton, NJ 08087

  • Sing-A-Long with Ocean Professional Theatre Company, Enjoy the All Saints Bell Choir, and Dance to Holiday Music by Magic 100.1 WJRZ
  • Make Crafts and Holiday Decorations to take home
  • Photos with Santa
  • Sleigh Rides & Games
  • Festive Holiday Buffet
  • Pet Food & Supplies Available, Supplied by St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center and the Humane Society of the United States
  • Spread some holiday cheer by bringing canned goods for the local food pantries or gently worn shoes for Jersey Family Fun’s Shoe Drive!

The Thanksgiving meal at the Seaport will feature a Giving Tree, where guests can spread a little holiday cheer by selecting a local family and buying them holiday gifts.  If you know of a family in Southern Ocean County who is in need, please let us know so we can find them a Secret Santa.  Santa’s Little Helpers will have until the second weekend in December to drop off their gifts and families in need who have registered with us will be able to pick them up from Santa on December 8th and 9th at the Tuckerton Seaport.

Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen’s Museum, a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization, relies on and thrives thanks to the tremendous support we receive from the local community.  To get involved in this event, please contact Tuckerton Seaport Development Director Brooke Salvanto at 609-296-1623 or

Help us give South Jersey a thankful Thanksgiving and a joyous holiday!


November 2, 2012

Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen’s Museum: Super Storm Sandy Update

Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen’s Museum is grateful for the community support and concern we have received in the aftermath of Super Storm Sandy.   In response to these concerns, we are relieved to report that the Seaport is still here despite significant storm damage to our site and buildings.

Executive Director Paul Hart assessed the situation succinctly: “Was it bad?  Yes. Will it break us?  Never.”

Tuckerton Seaport will reopen the second and third floors of the Visitor’s Center (gift shop, offices, and Jacques Cousteau exhibit), the original Hunting Shanty, and Tucker’s Island Lighthouse as soon as electricity is fully restored.  Work to remediate the water damage on the ground floor of the Visitor’s Center is underway and that floor is expected to be usable within weeks.  Remediation of smaller exhibit buildings, such as the decoy carving shops, will take longer but should be completed in time for the 2013 Season Opening.

The 40 acre site suffered water and wind damage, floating debris, and downed trees.  High water crested about 18 inches inside the buildings on the boardwalk.  Thankfully, the actual boardwalk and bulkhead do not appear to have suffered any storm damage.

Tuckerton Seaport is carrying on with special events and winter classes.  Please join us on Friday, November 16th for Ladies Night Out.  Also, mark your holiday calendars for the annual Christkindlmarkt on December 8th and 9th.  Throughout December the Seaport will hold the inaugural Festival of Trees, supporting regional nonprofits which will be even more critical than when originally organized.

We appreciate the overwhelming outpouring of support from our volunteers and we will soon be in a position to put them to work.  Tuckerton Seaport was first built by volunteers and community support and will soon be rebuilt in the same spirit of the bay.

Our hearts are with our neighbors and friends who suffered damage and loss to their homes and businesses.  Tuckerton and the Southern Ocean County Region will rebuild together.

For more information, please look to our FaceBook page and in the coming weeks where we will be communicating our steps towards reopening.


News Archive:

Long Beach Island Region offers October Blitz of family activities (2012)

The Great Icecream Cup Press Release (2012)

Living Legacy – Memories, Mentors, and Movies Surf Event Aug 13, 2012

Tuckerton Seaport Hosts Mini Golf Tourney, Aug 02, 2012

NJ Arts Council Grants Head Southern Ocean County’s Way, Aug 02, 2012

Tuckerton Seaport Celebrates Opening of New Jersey Surf Museum’s New Location, Aug 02, 2012

The Sand Paper, January 6, 2010

The Islander, January 8, 2010

The Press of Atlantic City, Monday, January 11, 2010

The Islander, January 29, 2010

The Tuckerton/Little Egg Harbor Leader, January 15, 2010

The Tuckerton Beacon, January 21, 2010

The Beacon, Thursday, January 28, 2010

The Beacon, Thursday, January 28, 2010 (a)

The Asbury Park Press, Friday, January 29, 2010

The Sand Paper, February 3, 2010

The Tuckerton/Little Egg Harbor Leader, Friday, February 5, 2010

The Sand Paper, Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Tuckerton Beacon, Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Press of Atlantic City, Saturday, February 20, 2010

The Asbury Park Press, Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Tuckerton Beacon, Thurswday, February 25th, 2010

The Sand Paper, March 3, 2010

The Tuckerton/Little Egg Harbor Leader, March 5, 2010

The SandPaper, Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The Tuckerton Beacon, Thursday April 8th, 2010

The Tuckerton Beacon, Thursday April 8th, 2010 (con’t)

The Mailbag, Saturday, April 10, 2010

The Asbury Park Press, Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Asbury Park Press, Wednesday, April 14, 2010 (con’t) Article for Singlefins, Boardwalks & Story Talks Event

 The Asbury Park Press – Hook, Line and Sinker – August 27, 2010

The Asbury Park Press – Hook, Line and Sinker Photo Gallery – August 27, 2010