Michael “Rusty” Carroll
Dock Master  SRSSA/FOBH

Rusty has remarked that he always discovers something whenever he comes to the water. He has a deep respect, and takes an active stewardship of the ocean and the Shark River estuary.  

He is an avid kayaker and snorkeler,  and is regularly seen cleaning litter while exploring.  He takes great delight to find people who also cares about the health of the Shark River Basin.  Rusty and his family are one of the few people who have been granted a Lifetime Member of the FOBH/SRSSA. As a parent of one of our students who attended many of our summer programs a few years ago, he really enjoys helping other parents and children improve their knowledge of sailing, and of nature, and of the marine environment. He has served as the Marine Science Head Instructor and continues to assist our programs.


As Dockmaster he is the liaison to local government and work's diligently on all maintenance challenges, both on boats and shore side, including manage members and volunteers regarding maintenance and repair activities. You will often find Rusty at our locations, making repairs to boats or the facilities, if you stop by insure you say hello. 

Related Experience Includes: Certified Marine Electronics Installer - NMEA.   CPR Certified. Certified Water Treatment Specialist – EWQA. B.A English: Creative Writing, Editing and Critical Analysis - WPU 93, Instructor - Sylvan Learning Center. NJ Certified Substitute: K-12, Field Guide - NJ Marine Science Consortium, Fort Hancock, NJ; GIS Map Technician - Lake Como Environmental Commission, SRCC  Theatre Technician: Technical Director, Master Carpenter, Playwright.

The Shark River Sailing and Science Academy is the new educational program presented by The Friends of the Belmar Harbor which is a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization which promotes the health and vitality of the Shark River Bay.

Email: president@fobhnj.org

Registered Charity: 30-0176960

Address: PO Box 454 Belmar, NJ 07719

Location of Summer Events: 1300 River Road, Belmar New Jersey 07719
Neptune Municipal Marina: 149 S Riverside Dr, Neptune, NJ 07753

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