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  History. Culture. Environment. The Bayshore Center at Bivalve was founded in 1988 to “inspire 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 Bayshore 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!








Fishermen & Farmers Market

Every Wednesday starting September 21, 2016Bivalve Fishermen and Farmers Market

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