Photo and story by John Schwebel.
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - It was a blustery clear, beautiful but chilly day as the Atlantic Highlands Harbor was re-dedicated Friday, October 25, 2013 - nearly one year since Superstorm Sandy destroyed the municipal harbor.
Speaking at the ceremony were:
Mayor Frederick J. Rast,
Harbor Commission Chairperson Jane Frotton, Congressman Frank Pallone, Senator Joseph M. Kyrillos, Jr, Freeholder Thomas A. Arnone, T&M Engineer David M. Marks, and Borough Administrator Adam Hubeny.
Also present at the ceremonies were borough council members, many former Atlantic Highlands Mayors, Freeholders Lillian Burry, Serena DiMasso, and John Curley, Sheriff Shaun Golden, representatives from the Lions Club and others.
What stood out from the remarks of all the speakers was the great cooperation from all involved and the attitude of taking quick action to get things done instead of focusing on what could not be done in order to reconstruct the harbor better than ever in about ten months time.
The bipartisan cooperation and working together to get things done was impressive.
Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. makes a few remarks.
Jane Frotton also pointed out that this is the first harbor that she knows of that is ADA accessible for people with disabilities.