A look at Long Beach Island, New Jersey

Landmarks

Landmarks on Long Beach Island: LBI has a number of significant landmarks. The Barnegat Lighthouse is one of the most prominent. In addition, there are lifesaving stations that have been converted to private residences or fishing clubs.

Unfortunately only one of the grand hotels remains. The Harvey Cedars Bible Conference is housed in what was the Harvey Cedars Hotel.

Some of the original lifesaving stations remain as private residences or clubs such as the  old Bond’s station in Holgate.  The former Barnegat Light Coast Guard Station has been repurposed by the borough.

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

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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The Lucy Evelyn at anchor in Little Egg Harbor.

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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