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Casino Pier devastation post Sandy. Photo :Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen/U.S. Air Force/New Jersey National Guard via wikipedia


The Jersey Shore’s Casino Pier in Seaside Heights, NJ has been given the nod to rebuild after Hurricane Sandy devastated the historic amusement seaside park in 2012. [CBS News]

If you remember, the Jet Star roller coaster was thrown off the wrecked pier and into the sea by the Sandy’s force.

Sandy’s wrath launched the roller coaster from its foundations into the sea. Photo via CBS New York


This week, the necessary permits to rebuild the roller coaster and a huge 225-foot by 266-foot section of the damaged pier were issued.

Casino Pier photo via Queens Courier


CBS News: The Asbury Park Press reported the permit was issued by the state Department of Environmental Protection. It allows the pier’s owners to rebuild a 225-foot by 266-foot section of the pier and move the Sky Ride 160 feet to the north of its current location.

Read more from CBS News  and Asbury Park Press here…


by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee

Bayonne’s windmill has not been working since June. Amanda Eisenberg | The Jersey Journal


On the last Port Newark WHC Hidden Harbor Tour I was able to attend, I noticed as we cruised through the Kill Van Kull that The Bayonne wind turbine wasn’t spinning. It struck me as odd, as I thought it was breezy enough to turn the giant windmill’s blades.

Well, apparently there’s a $350,000 problem with the just 3-year old generator. [The Jersey Journal]


Photo by Will Van Dorp | Tugster


The Jersey JournalThe Bayonne Municipal Utilities Authority which owns the windmill, and United Water, which maintains and operates it, have not determined what went wrong, or who is responsible for repairing or replacing the expensive equipment.

Boyle said a new generator could cost up to $350,000.

Municipal Utility Authority Executive Director Tim Boyle said he was told these types of generators are supposed to last 20 years. The city got three years out of its generator, which he doesn’t expect to be repaired or replaced until at least November.

Read more from The Jersey Journal here…

by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee

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