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  History. Culture. Environment. The Bayshore Center at Bivalve was founded in 1988 to “motivate people to take care of the history, the culture and the environment of New Jersey’s Bayshore region through education, preservation and example.” First we restored the 1928 Delaware Bay Oyster Schooner AJ MEERWALD as a sailing classroom. Next we created the Bivalve Center – BCB’s Maurice Riverfront home where the restored 1904 Bivalve Shipping Sheds and Wharves serve as a maritime center of national significance, homeport to the MEERWALD and the Delaware Bay Museum & Folklife Center. Now we are an established educational institute, in our 27th year, with programs on the schooner, at the Bivalve campus and in the community – Commercial Township, Cumberland County and throughout South Jersey’s Bayshore region. Join us as we celebrate and preserve the Bay and its people!



Maritime Day and Tools & Nautical Treasures yard sale – July 16th


 June Second Friday – 6/10


Now Booking 2016 A.J. Meerwald Summer Camps

Learn more about our Sailor for a Day and Maritime Camps here!




Now Hiring

Immediate Opening for 2nd Mate/Educator/Deckhand!

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