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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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Morrison’s Restaurant

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

Aerial photos of the aftermath of the March 1962 Northeaster

Here are some photos of the aftermath of the March 1962 Northeaster storm. The first photo is of the intersection of 17th and Waverly in North Beach Haven. That storm devastated Long Beach Island with wind and flooding damage.

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