A look at Long Beach Island, New Jersey

History

Long Beach Island has a long and fascinating history. The island was used by Native Americans as a hunting and fishing spot. There are rumors of visits by Viking longboats and pirates. During the Victorian era, Beach Haven and Barnegat Light grew quickly. A railroad replaced steam and sailboats as the means to bring visitors to the island.

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The Lucy Evelyn at anchor in Little Egg Harbor.

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The Lucy Evelyn was a three masted schooner built in 1917 in Harrington Maine and homeported in Machias Maine.  She served for a number of years including the packet trade to South America. At one point in World War II, she was shelled by a German U-Boat.

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