interesting, never knew it was there until i was snooping around in maps.. our family were diehard pt pleasent'rs, aunts uncles cousins etc boardwalk bs... one day went with friends family to IBSP , told my parents i was never going to pt pleasent again.I worked at Island Beach State Park for a few years The mansion was built by the family who donated the land to the State in 1956. I remember taking care of the mansion and when Governor Florio came down from Trenton for a weekend, one of our crew placed a Dump Florio bumper sticker on the master toilet seat lid. I wrote an abstract of the history of the Park for Governor Bradley and he actually read it and asked me to come discuss the problem more in depth with him. He appreciated what it was.
Such a great story! I’m in the middle of an interminable refit to get a boat ready to go offshore, sometimes bogged down in details and lots of spending, and this just makes me think of the simple joy of it all. I’ve only skimmed a bit of the thread, but from what I gather, you helped shepherd along/mentor ragha’s dream...very cool!
Have been quickly browsing this thread, as I love the story. This is going back a few years, but when I was living in New York, I did the ASA Coastal Sailing course through BWSS in Ft. Launderdale. It was good. Sailed to Bimini. A few years later, my dad gave me a book for my birthday called “North to the Night” that absolutely lit my brain’s imagination on fire to go world sailing.Oh lala! Didn't think of that option! Any recommendations? Maybe Florida too for that matter?