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Kaleidopete

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Boat building has a rich tradition in the Barnegat Bay region. In 1836, Captain Hazelton Seaman developed the Barnegat Bay Sneakbox.
A unique boat, indigenous to New Jersey and built of white cedar, it became one of the country's best known one man duck hunting boats.
The boat can travel through marshes in as little as three inches of water and is very stable in most weather conditions. In addition to duck hunting,
sneakboxes were used for clamming, fishing, and boat racing. It is also very versatile in that it can be rowed, sailed, or motored. Throughout The
Tuckerton Seaport you will notice a variety of old and new sneakboxes on display. This sneakbox in the photo was built by Hazelton's son,
Josephus Seaman (1860-1923) of West Creek,

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serviceguy

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Boat building has a rich tradition in the Barnegat Bay region. In 1836, Captain Hazelton Seaman developed the Barnegat Bay Sneakbox.
A unique boat, indigenous to New Jersey and built of white cedar, it became one of the country's best known one man duck hunting boats.
The boat can travel through marshes in as little as three inches of water and is very stable in most weather conditions. In addition to duck hunting,
sneakboxes were used for clamming, fishing, and boat racing. It is also very versatile in that it can be rowed, sailed, or motored. Throughout The
Tuckerton Seaport you will notice a variety of old and new sneakboxes on display. This sneakbox in the photo was built by Hazelton's son,
Josephus Seaman (1860-1923) of West Creek,

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...not to mention it fits nicely in any average living room...
 

jklett

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Boat building has a rich tradition in the Barnegat Bay region. In 1836, Captain Hazelton Seaman developed the Barnegat Bay Sneakbox.
A unique boat, indigenous to New Jersey and built of white cedar, it became one of the country's best known one man duck hunting boats.
The boat can travel through marshes in as little as three inches of water and is very stable in most weather conditions. In addition to duck hunting,
sneakboxes were used for clamming, fishing, and boat racing. It is also very versatile in that it can be rowed, sailed, or motored. Throughout The
Tuckerton Seaport you will notice a variety of old and new sneakboxes on display. This sneakbox in the photo was built by Hazelton's son,
Josephus Seaman (1860-1923) of West Creek,

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My family goes to the seaport every year, sometimes the boathouse is open and you can talk to the boat builders. It's a really fascinating art, shame that not many people do it any more.
 
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