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.

Marvels Market in Spray Beach – Gone but not forgotten

Marvels Market in Spray Beach was located where the new WaWa stands.  Marvels was a small ‘supermarket’. One of the things I remember most was the doughnut machine making endless doughnuts.  There is a small deli on the other side of the boulevard that still makes the doughnuts.

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