A look at Long Beach Island, New Jersey

Gone but not forgotten

Gone but not forgotten:  The history of LBI includes landmarks that have disappeared. The Lucy Evelyn was a schooner that was beached as a store in Beach Haven. She burned in the 1970’s. The Hotel Baldwin was a grand hotel in Beach Haven. The Baldwin also fell to fire. The Engleside and Parry House were large Victorian Hotels that are now gone. In an earlier time, Bond’s guest house was a favorite of visitors.  In Barnegat Light The Sunset Hotel and the Oceanic Hotel were in their glory.

A railroad ran from Tuckerton south to Beach Haven and North to Barnegat Light.

In recent times, businesses and landmarks have come and gone.

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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Tucker’s Island – the Atlantis of Long Beach Island.

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Tucker’s Island was a small community on an island/peninsula just south of Holgate.  The island had been inhabited since the late 1700’s. In the 1800’s Rueben Tucker purchased the island and built a home and small tavern. The community grew. Eventually it was about half the size of Beach Haven.

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