The New Jersey Maritime Museum is a great way to spend some time while learning about the history of New Jersey and the sea.
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.
This picture probably could have been taken 40 years ago. A classic wooden Sport Fisherman is towing a classic Catboat. Both are from a bygone era. Continue reading
The Lucy Evelyn was a three masted schooner built in 1917 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. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
Unfortunately, this photo does not do the M&M Steam bar justice. It sold raw and cooked seafood. As I recall, the M&M ended operations after Hurricane Sandy. Continue reading
The Express Restaurant in Surf City was a collection of freight and passenger cars arranged into a restaurant. The restaurant closed some time around 2006. The cars are no longer on LBI