Mast in the Sand

Along the beach in Barnegat Light you can find this curiosity sticking out of the sand. Supposedly it’s an entire ship that is buried underneath the sand. According to what story you hear, the ship was either a fishing boat or scalloper. Somehow it ended up getting beached (one claim is that it was towing another boat and rope jammed its propeller), and it’s been there ever since. Over the years, partially thanks to the jetty near the lighthouse, sand has built up. Where the ship is buried now was water not that long ago.

In Memory

Bob “Pop” Flynn

There were some ropes hanging from the top; some looked like they’ve been there forever, but 1 or 2 looked brand new.

Author: Stu