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A look at Long Beach Island, New Jersey

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Books about Long Beach Island By John Bailey Lloyd

John Bailey Lloyd was a historian who documented much of Long Beach Island’s early history. I had the pleasure of listening to one of his presentations at the Spray Beach Yacht Club. He was a fascinating speaker and had a genuine love for the history of LBI.

Mr. Lloyd passed away a few years ago. However, he left a legacy of books that provide a look into the past.

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North Beach Haven – Walking on the frozen bay in the 1990s

This picture is at the end of 17th Street in North Beach Haven. I took it but I don’t remember the exact year. Judging from the houses in the background it was probably in the 1990’s.

The bay had frozen over pretty hard. My Dad and I were slightly crazy walking on the ice. Where we are standing is normally about 4-5′ deep. Continue reading

Little Egg Harbor – Bay frozen – Jan 1 2018

This is something that you don’t see very often, a frozen bay.  The cold temperatures of December 2017 and January 2018 led to the bay freezing. Back in the 1970’s the bay froze enough so that some people were actually driving on the ice…. until they found the spots that weren’t frozen as hard as they thought.

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