The Christie Administration Dedicates New Research Vessel to Former DEP Commissioner Robert Shinn Jr.


At a ceremony held at the Frank S. Farley Marina in Atlantic City, the Christie administration formally dedicated the state's new 32-foot aquatic research boat to former DEP commissioner Robert C. Shinn Jr. Current DEP commissioner Bob Martin and former Governor Christine Whitman keynoted the event, which celebrated Shinn's service to the DEP from 1994 to 2002, the longest tenure of any DEP commissioner in history. The vessel dedicated in Shinn's honor is a $215,000 custom built boat that will allow the DEP to better carry out their Continuous Data Monitoring Program for the State's waters by deploying real time monitoring buoys which relay information back to environmental scientists 24/7/365. To find out more about Shinn's service to the state as well as other environmental happenings you can read the full press release by visiting the NJDEP page here.