During winter months, cold and ice may
result in inaccurate real-time tide elevation data. Adjustments or
deletions of this data can only be done after detailed
Funding for this site is provided by:
Lat 39°30'32", long 74°19'29"
referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Little Egg Harbor Twp,
Ocean County, NJ, Hydrologic Unit 02040301, on west end of docking pier
at Rutgers University Marine Field Station (old U.S. Coast Guard
Station) along Shooting Thorofare, 2.0 mi west of Atlantic Ocean, 4.3
mi southwest of Holgate (Long Beach Island), and 6.6 mi southeast of
PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Continuous-record tide gage, water years
1971-1975 (published as "Shooting Thorofare near Tuckerton,
NJ"), Jan 24, 2001 to current year. Unpublished fragmentary
gage-height record, July 1997 to Jan 23, 2001.
Tide elevation and water temperature recorder with
telemetry and tidal crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is at 0.00 ft NAVD
of 1988. To determine approximate elevations to NGVD of 1929, add 1.26
Periods of missing data are noted by dashed (---)
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Maximum elevation, 8.3 ft, Oct
29, 2012, from high water marks; minimum elevation, -4.38 ft, Mar 9,
2005, although a lower tide may have occurred during a period of
partially missing record on Feb 17, 2007.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Maximum elevation, 3.68 ft,
Dec 11, 1992, adjusted to present datum, from high-water mark at
Rand's boat rental dock 2.1 mi north of tide gage.
Weather station data are available from this location at this
The water temperature data for this station
are temporary and will only be displayed for 120 days. Although the
instrumentation is calibrated at least once/year, the temporary
classification means that documented routine inspections and other
quality assurance measures are not performed that would make the data
acceptable for archival, retrieval, or future use in general scientific
or interpretive studies.