What’s going on with Captains Cove Marina? Photo Journal

captains cove after Irene 2011
Aug 2011

August 8, 2012 @ 7:30 pm in the Council Chambers located in 171 Bay Ave Highlands, NJ, the borough of Highlands shall conduct a hearing (which is open to the public) to revoke the mercantile license of RA Multimedia Corp. d/b/a Captain’s Cove Marina located on Washington Avenue.

Captain’s Cove Marina was damaged during Hurricane Irene in August 2011. The tiebacks gave way when the tide went out and pulled the bulkhead away from the street and into the marina.

In June 2012 the borough of Highlands granted a mercantile license that specified repairs to the damaged bulkhead must be commenced within 45 days of the execution. The 45 day period expired June 28, 2012 and no repairs were completed.

Revoking the license of marina owner will force him to either a) fix the marina or b) restrict his ability to collect money on docking fees and require the existing boats to move to another marina.

What remains to be seen is what happens after the revocation is enforced. Will the town end up owning the marina?  Will the owner actually step up and do the right thing by fixing the marina.

Repair started on 8/9/2012

UPDATE: Aug 9 2012  – work has started on Captains Cove – See picture to right, no word on how long it will take.

Captain Cove Progress Aug 13th
Captain Cove Progress on Aug 13th

UPDATE 8/13 – Lots of debris and dirt, but still a big hole. According to the town, Captains Cove must complete the repairs within 41 days of the Aug, 8th meeting (Sunday, September 23, 2012) and completion needs to be within 41 after that.  So the whole project must be complete by Saturday, November 3, 2012. Road repairs will commense after the completion, and estimations on that are 2 weeks.

Progress on Captains Cove Aug 20
Progress on Captains Cove Aug 20

Sept 5:

Captains Cove Sept 5th
Captains Cove 9/5
Captains Cove 9/13
Captains Cove 9/13



Capt Cove Sunday Oct 28 before Sandy
Capt Cove Sunday Oct 28 before Sandy

Capt Cove Marina before Sandy
Capt Cove Marina before Sandy


  1. It’s hysterical….after a year of non-activity, they now have their construction crews working Saturdays, Sundays, and past 6 o’clock! It’s 8:07 right now and they’re working as I type!


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