Ice boating returns to the Navesink River

    With arctic air continuing to surge into the region, ice boaters are seizing on the opportunity to cruise on the frozen Navesink River, a tradition dating back to the late 19th century. 

    After an ice inspection Sunday morning, the North Shrewsbury Ice Boat & Yacht Club‘s safety committee deemed sailing safe in a limited area off Red Bank, according to a recording on the club’s “iceline.”

    The recording states that racing commenced today. 

    Since 1880, the North Shrewsbury Ice Boat & Yacht Club has maintained a clubhouse on the river, containing not just its sailing fleet, but also “historical data, photographs and memorabilia under one roof, which is on open display for all members and guests to enjoy,” the club’s website notes. “In many ways we are the Ice Boat Mecca!”

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    Read more about the club here. Ice condition updates are available by dialing (732) 747-5665.

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