Sea Isle City Revisited

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The island eventually known as Sea Isle was first purchased by Joseph Ludlam in 1692 for use as a grazing pasture. The island changed almost overnight when Charles K. Landis purchased it in 1880, intent on creating a seaside resort. After adding a railroad and hotels, tourists soon followed. The boardwalk hosted beach parties; clam bakes; and bicycle, sack, and even motorcycle races. Wedged between the Atlantic Ocean and the back bays, commercial fishing companies shared the waters with casual anglers. Recreational sailing, yacht racing, and sport fishing have long been popular with Sea Isle's year-round residents and visitors alike. Sea Isle City Revisited showcases the rich maritime and recreational history of this New Jersey coastal town.
ISBN: 9781467120500
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Jersey
Series: Images of America
Images: 205
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Sisters Donna Van Horn and Karen Jennings have lived and worked around Sea Isle all their lives. Amassing an extensive collection of historical memorabilia documenting the community's past, they share memories of long-gone landmarks like Pfeiffer's Department Store and Cronecker's Hotel as well as many never before seen photographs. Like the summer tourists who return year after year, generation after generation, these images of Sea Isle's past are worthy of a repeat visit.
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