Beach Haven Angler Serves Up Manhattan Cup for Veterans and Conservation

Beach Haven Angler Serves Up Manhattan Cup for Veterans and Conservation
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The morning of June 3, fishing boats began pulling into the Liberty Landing Marina in Jersey City, readying for the day ahead. As the sun rose behind the massive buildings along the New York City skyline, a layer of fog shrouded most of the view. However, one building standing tall above the rest was clearly visible: the Freedom Tower, formerly the site of the World Trade Center and now serving as a constant reminder and memorial of the lives lost in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Beach Haven resident Capt. Frank Crescitelli has a longstanding connection with NYC and Staten Island as well as the surrounding waters. He was fishing in New York Harbor that fateful morning. Watching as the devastating events unfolded, he radioed the U.S. Coast Guard and informed them of what he was witnessing and was met by a New Jersey State Police vessel. Crescitelli was ordered to stand guard at the entrance to Liberty Landing Marina at the landmark Colgate Clock. As people gathered on…

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