NJ’s Official Tall Ship to Sail from Elizabeth Marina for first time

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The Elizabeth Destination Marketing Organization holds News Conference on Monday, June 20 to announce (3-day) July public sailing excursions on A.J. Meerwald schooner. NJ's Official Tall Ship becomes a great summer attraction for NJ's newest tourist destination, Elizabeth!

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What: New Jersey’s Official Tall Ship, the A.J. Meerwald, will visit the City of Elizabeth for the first time on June 20 for an announcement of a series of July excursions from the city’s historic waterfront. Officials from the City of Elizabeth, the County of Union, the Elizabeth Destination Marketing Organization, Crossroads of the American Revolution and the Bayshore Center/A.J. Meerwald, will speak and be available for interviews at the news conference. Media will have access to the ship’s deck briefly after the event for photos and video.

When: Monday, June 20 at 10:00 a.m.

Where: Elizabeth Marina | 71 Front Street | Elizabeth, NJ 07206

Who: Councilman at Large, Manny Grova Jr., City of Elizabeth
Freeholder Betty Jane Kowalski, County of Union
Gordon Haas, Executive Director Elizabeth Destination Marketing Organization
Noreen Bodman, Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area
Jesse Briggs, Captain, A.J. Meerwald

Info: The A.J. Meerwald is used by the Bayshore Center at Bivalve, NJ for onboard educational programs at several ports in the New Jersey region. While in Elizabeth, the ship will host several sails and programs on local Revolutionary-era and state maritime history. The A.J. Meerwald was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 7, 1995.

The Elizabeth Destination Marketing Organization [EDMO] is the new marketing organization promoting the city of Elizabeth as New Jersey’s newest tourist destination. Elizabeth, NJ is just minutes from NYC, Newark Liberty International Airport [EWR] and Cape Liberty Seaport. "As the Gateway to the State of NJ, Elizabeth is geographically located in the center of all mass transit, easily accessible by trains, planes, and all major highways. With quality name brand franchised hotels, we are also the home of NJ's largest premium outlet shopping mall (0% tax on clothes & shoes)", said Gordon Haas, Exeuctive Director of EDMO. Elizabeth is history's best kept secret: not only is it the historical birthplace for the founding of the state of NJ, but they are also the location of authentic American revolutionary history (where Alexander Hamilton lived/went to school) and a global melting pot of cultural cuisine dining adventures! Elizabeth, NJ is a great new alternative destination just outside of New York City.

Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area promotes a greater understanding of Revolutionary-era historical sites and landscapes in New Jersey. Working with Morristown National Historical Park and partners throughout the state, Crossroads connects the people and places of New Jersey’s rich Revolutionary heritage to inspire community pride, stewardship and civic engagement.

RSVP: Sue Kaufmann, Communications and Social Media
Crossroads of the American Revolution
skaufmann(at)revolutionarynj(dot)org
908-514-8181

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