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February 27, 2004 Press Release

Dear Chief Bone:

Recently, the United States Coast Guard erected a barbed wire fence blocking access to the renowned Sandy Hook Rip, about a mile of open beach where New Jerseys fishermen have enjoyed catching striped bass, bluefish and fluke for over a century.

February 23, 2004 Press Release

Dear Commissioner Campbell:

I am writing in regard to the fence recently erected at the Coast Guard Station on Sandy Hook. As you know, the fence prevents access to about a mile of open beach known as "the Rip" that is recognized as a leading surf-fishing destination for catching striped bass, bluefish and fluke.

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