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.
The Harvey Cedars Bible Conference was formerly the Harvey Cedars Hotel.
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.
Boating on Long Beach Island began with the canoes of the Native Americans. There are some rumors that Viking Longships may have visited the area prior to Columbus. During the 1800’s sailing vessels such as Catboats filled the bay.Continue reading
The Parry House was one of the earlier hotels on Long Beach Island. Bonds Long Beach House preceded it. It was a 200 bed hotel.Continue reading