RED BANK, NJ:  Took a quick cruise late afternoon out of Barnacle Bill’s on a Pontoon Boat.

Couple of beers, good cigar.

Cruised down the Navesink River with Rumson, Fair Haven and Red Bank on our port side.  Made the turn at the Monmouth Boat Club and the North Shrewsbury Iceboat and Yacht Club property, and headed upriver to view the mansions of Middletown, including the Governor’s house.

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We’re very lucky to live in an area that offers such beauty to cruise on.

About half-way home, I looked up and on the highest branch, and instantly knew what I saw – a very large mature American Bald Eagle. 

Just magnificent.

Check out the eagle and other wildlife pictures that call the Navesink River home.

An eagle first appeared on the United States Great Seal and was proposed by William Barton at the 1782 committee.  It was recommended that the small, white eagle used in Barton's design be replaced with an American bald eagle, and Congress adopted this design on June 20, 1782.

The Founding Fathers made an appropriate choice when they selected the bald eagle as the emblem of the nation.  The fierce beauty and proud independence of this great bird aptly symbolizes the strength and freedom of America.

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