A look at Long Beach Island, NJ
The Engleside Hotel was founded by Robert Engle, the former manager of the Parry House. This is an engraving of the hotel as it appeared in the 1800’s
A photo from the 1940’s in North Beach Haven. An interesting mix of Flannel shirts and suits for the guys.
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.
The cove at the end of 17th Street in North Beach Haven has almost totally eroded over the years
A catch of the day from the 1940’s in North Beach Haven.
Kapler’s Pharmacy in Beach Haven is a small local pharmacy. In the 1940’s they had an ice cream fountain. That is long gone.
The Rutgers University Marine Field Station is housed in the former United States Coast Guard Station Little Egg.
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.
Morrison’s Restaurant was a classic LBI restaurant. It had been serving great seafood since the 1940’s. It’s position adjacent to the intercoastal waterway and large windows provided a parade of boats for diners. The volume of boats dropped off significantly as time progressed. In the earlier days, you would see a continuous procession of everything from well worn garveys to expensive sport fishermen while you enjoyed great seafood.