This collection consists of exhibits, digital ephemera and digital photographs taken at the 50th Anniversary of the James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory's September 28, 1961 dedication. On September 20, 2011, guests that included representatives from NOAA, NMFS, and the State of New Jersey; neighboring environmental organizations and partners, such as Clean Ocean Action, the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium, and the American Littoral Society, which was also celebrating its own 50th Anniversary; and former staff gathered to commemorate the Laboratory's record of research and oftentimes challenging history. The event program included a morning ceremony with speakers who addressed the Laboratory past, current and future scientific research, followed by unveiling of a new National Park Service interpretive sign, tours of the Laboratory’s Research Vessel Nauvoo and both Laboratory buildings, and scientific research exhibits.
Officer-in-Charge Peter Plantamura (center) and NOAA Corps Lieutenant J.G. Kyle Sanders (background in uniform) greet guests who have boarded the Laboratory’s 49.6 foot Research Vessel (R/V). R/V Nauvoo (NOAA F-4902) was docked at the Sandy Hook ferry barge for guest tours following the 50th Anniversary morning program. Formerly a U.S. Coast Guard vessel, the R/V Nauvoo was named after an 1840’s fishing village that eventually coalesced as the Borough of Sea Bright.
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The items in this collection consist of exhibits, digital ephemera and a selection of photographs taken by three NEFSC staff members at the Laboratory’s 50th Anniversary commemoration. The photographers provided Lionel A. Walford Library with copies of their photographs of the event, and the Library is maintaining the images, as well as other related 50th Anniversary files, on a server to ensure their long-term availability.