Down But Not Out

Written by The Two River Times. Posted in Featured, Front Page, News

The Navesink River overtakes the Monmouth Boat Club at the start of Super Storm Sandy.

Published on April 12, 2013 with 3 Comments

By Art Petrosemolo

Member tells how boat club recovered for Sunday’s 134th-season opening


It wasn’t that the Monmouth Boat Club (MBC) hadn’t experienced and survived powerful storms in its 134-year history. Small indicator arrows showed water levels from previous hurricanes and winter storms and the worst was 32-inches high

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  1. I learned to sail (and swim) at MBC – my parents build their first Penguin there – so happy to see the “grande dame” on her way back after the storm. Nice article, Art!

  2. I hope the storm does not interfere with the beer machines!! Hope to see everyone at the Long John!!

  3. I grew up at the Boat Club and my family has belonged for many generations. I have such great memories of heading to the Boat Club with my father (Jack White) and siblings. While the men assessed the damage after every storm, we kids waded through the water inside and out. MBC was like a family member……..we had to make sure it was still standing after every storm. Although I have lived in Arizona since 1985, I still check up on the Boat Club via internet. It’s in the family blood. Glad it’s still standing and will be there for many more generations to enjoy.

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