RED BANK, NJ: Out of an abundance of caution, NMHA has decided to POSTPONE this event until the fall of 2020.

The Navesink Maritime Heritage Association is pleased to welcome the renowned local historian, Michael Adelberg, to talk about a little-known Revolutionary War battle that took place right in our area at Highlands, New Jersey.

The American Revolution is remembered today as the war fought between Washington’s Continentals and the Redcoats of the British Army.

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But for the parts of the new United States that were on the frontier between the two sides, the War pitted settler against settler, and privateering, profiteering, and intermittent civil war occurred all along the Bayshore and into Monmouth County.

Did you know that the Battle for the Navesink was the first Revolutionary War battle to be fought in Monmouth County?

And that it happened near Twin Lights in February 1777?  The British rowed to the shore from Sandy Hook, took the revolutionary militia by surprise, won the battle, killing 25 and capturing over 70 prisoners.

What: Life on the Monmouth County Frontier in 1777

Who: Michael Adelberg, historian and author

When: Wednesday, March 18, 7:30pm

Where: Bahrs Landing Restaurant, Highlands, NJ    

This presentation is Free and Open to the Public.

Coffee and cookies will be served from 7:30pm.

About Navesink Maritime Heritage Association

Navesink Maritime Heritage Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving knowledge and appreciation of Monmouth County's maritime heritage through programs that teach wooden boat building and the boat handling skills; through preserving the history of Monmouth County's wooden boat builders and rich maritime history; and through experiential on-the-water programs of River Rangers for middle school children and Sea Scout Ship Navesink for coed youth age 14-21. Contact email:

About Michael Adelberg

Michael Adelberg has been researching the American Revolution in Central New Jersey for nearly thirty years and is the author of two books on the subject - The American Revolution in Monmouth County and The Razing of Tinton Falls.  He appeared on the New Jersey Network, given presentations at George Washington's Mount Vernon and the David Library of the American Revolution.  Contact email:

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