Margate’s Robin Scott of Ray Scott’s Dock was one tough, but very sweet, kind, smart lady. We loved her dearly.
With great sorrow, DownbeachBUZZ must report that Robin passed on December 11. She quietly battled an illness for some time.
We would often pop-in to see her baby terrapins. Sometimes we’d sit on the back porch of her Amherst Ave shop and talk about goofy flounder regulations.
Robin fought hard for much-needed, back bay dredging. She was unabashedly against wind turbines off our coast, concerned about potential harm to our fisheries.
Robin Scott was a mover & shaker. Highly respected. Feisty and fun. A true protector of the marine environment. An educator.
Firm but fair. Funny too. Some customers at her Amhest Ave tackle and boat rental business lovingly called her ‘The Oyster Cracker.’
At one time, Robin Scott felt that her family business, Ray Scott’s Dock, was being threatened by Margate. She fought back and won.
“They’ve been trying to get Robin for years. She’s sitting on some very lucrative property”
From Philly.com: 2008 Court Actions. Back then, Scott claimed there was an effort by the City of Margate to destroy her business in order to make way for more waterfront homes. They allegedly wanted to cut off water access for the average blue-collar worker or day-tripper.Robin-Scott-Inquirer-2008
Robin pushed back against insane, real estate over-development.
Robin Scott was one of the few trying to keep some ‘old school’ seashore traditions alive.
- Boating, kayaking.
- Fishing & crabbing with the family.
- Access to public, back-bay waters.
“I represent the only public access to the bay” Robin Scott said.
Tribute To Robin Scott of Ray Scott’s Dock in Margate.
Robin’s parents, the late Ray and Blanche Scott, bought the business in 1958.
Robin loved saving and raising diamond back terrapin turtles.
Robin Scott is survived by her children, Rachel and Ray. Funeral services pending.
At one time, Margate back bay had small fishing village vibe. But no more.Robin
Bill Shillingford: A very sad day. Robin will be missed greatly. I personally will miss her on Sat mornings between 7-8 am on Shep’s WOND Radio Fishing show. A huge loss to South Jersey. My thoughts and prayers are with her family as they go through this difficult time.
Robin Scott was a good friend and GREAT person willing to help anyone that wanted to fish or go out on a boat. Her knowledge and experience in the fishing industry was second to none. She was Mike Shepperd’s co-pilot on the radio show; Shep On Fishing. I will always remember her smile and bubbly personality. Thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends. I’m sure she will be at the counter of the Big Tackle Shop in the Sky and she will make a lot of anglers up there happy. RIP Robin Scott Riptide Bait & Tackle in Brigantine.