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Bivalve in Cumberland County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Maurice River

 
 
Maurice River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 2, 2013
1. Maurice River Marker
Inscription. The Maurice River and its tributaries to the Delaware Bay have played a significant role in Southern New Jersey’s cultural landscape and shaped its diverse people—generation after generation.

Its resources, particularly fish and shellfish, were first embraced by the Native American cultures. It fact, middens (dumps) filled with oyster shells are how archaeologists determine where and how the Lenni Lenape lived. Oysters and claims were important food sources and their shells served as utensils, decorations and wampum for trade.

For the European and Scandinavian settlers, the River provided many means. It was diked and banked in order to create land suitable for agriculture. Glassmaking thrived with large deposits of silica sand and an abundance of trees to fuel the fires. The River also provided for shipbuilding fishing, oystering, and other maritime occupations.

Today the Maurice River hosts commercial and recreational activities including: oystering, fishing, hunting, kayaking and birding. The people of the Maurice River and Delaware Bay continue to be shaped by its abundant resources.

(Inscription regarding the photos)
Top left Work Boat, photographed by John J. Nardona 2009, courtesy of the photographer. Bottom left: Clam processing plant, photograph by John J. Nardone, 2009, courtesy
Maurice River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 2, 2013
2. Maurice River Marker
Distant photo showing the Maurice River
of the photographer. Left: The Debbie and Jeanette, photograph by John J. Nardona, courtesy of the photographer. Above: Tongers, photo by John J Nardone, 2010, courtesy of the photographer. Right: Crab traps, photograph by John J. Nardone, 2009, courtesy of the photographer. Top right: Marina, photograph by John J. Nardone, 2006, courtesy of the photographer.
 
Location. 39° 13.968′ N, 75° 1.968′ W. Marker is in Bivalve, New Jersey, in Cumberland County. Marker is on High Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Port Norris NJ 08349, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Delaware Bay and River (within shouting distance of this marker); The Schooner AJ Meerwald (within shouting distance of this marker); Bivalve Oyster Shipping Sheds (within shouting distance of this marker); Ecology in the Watershed (within shouting distance of this marker); Steps to Harvest Oysters and Bring to Market (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Steps to Harvest Oysters and Bring to Market (within shouting distance of this marker); All Shapes, Sizes and Materials (approx. 2.6 miles away); A Guiding Light (approx. 2.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bivalve.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
Bivalve Center image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 2, 2013
3. Bivalve Center
Welcome to the historic Bivalve Shipping Sheds and Wharves, Delaware Bay Museum and Folklife Center, and homeport to New Jersey’s Tall Ship, the oyster schooner A. J. MEERWALD
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 214 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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