A look at Long Beach Island, New Jersey


Tuckerton is across the bay from Holgate on the mainland. Tuckerton was, at one time, one of the largest ports of entry for the United States. At the end of Tuckerton Creek you will find the Tuckerton Seaport. This is an outstanding collection of life on the bay from Colonial times to the present.

There are annual events such as the Duck and Gunning show held in the park by the lake.

The Tuckerton – Long Beach Island Railroad.

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A railroad once ran to Long Beach Island. Once on the island, the tracks split. One line went north to Barnegat Light and the other went south to Third Street in Beach Haven.  You may have wondered about the extra lanes on the boulevard. These were where sidings were for the railroad. When the automobile bridge was opened, the new boulevard followed the railroad. It had to go around the sidings. Today they are simply a place for extra parking.

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