A look at Long Beach Island, New Jersey

Spray Beach

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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Aerial View of North Beach Haven and Spray Beach – late 1940’s – early 1950’s

This is an Aerial view of the bayside of North Beach Haven and part of Spray Beach. The Boulevard is clearly visible. The Spray Beach Yacht Club is visible in the top left of the photo. I’m not sure of the exact date, but judging from the vehicles, it is probably from the 1940’s. Continue reading

Marvels Market in Spray Beach – Gone but not forgotten

Marvels Market in Spray Beach was located where the new WaWa stands.  Marvels was a small ‘supermarket’. One of the things I remember most was the doughnut machine making endless doughnuts.  There is a small deli on the other side of the boulevard that still makes the doughnuts.

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