CHRIS' LANDING, Sea Bright, NJ – 1963
Chris' Landing at Sea Bright, New Jersey circa 1963. Chris' was very popular due to the large and sturdy wooden skiffs they rented, and its ideal location for accessing both the Shrewsbury and Navesink rivers as well as Sandy Hook Bay.
For decades, Chris' was "the" place to go crabbing during the fall months of October, November and even early December, when the blue claw crabs in the rivers were huge sized. Multiple-bushel crab catches were the norm during this late season run. Like many fishing and crabbing locations, Chris' was purchased in the early 1980s to make way for condominiums which are located along Ocean Avenue in Sea Bright and still named Chris' Landing.