Seabreeze Park

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Explore Seabreeze Park, one of America's oldest amusement parks, and the tragedy that spawned a revitalization of the historic park. In operation since 1879, Seabreeze Park is the fourth-oldest operating amusement park in the United States. Mixing old and new within its gates, the park's attractions range from a vintage 1920 Jack Rabbit roller coaster and a tree-lined midway to a kiddieland and waterpark. George Long Sr. came to the shores of Lake Ontario as a concessionaire in 1904, and his son assumed ownership of the park by the 1940s. Over the years, the Long, Norris, and Price families have propelled the park through changing times and perilous fires. In 1994, fire destroyed the heart of the park, its carousel. Recognizing the damage as an opportunity to revive the cherished ride, the family relied on more than a century of experience to inspire and hand-craft a new "antique" carousel. In an age of corporate theme parks, Seabreeze Park endures as one of the country's favorite family-owned and -operated parks.
ISBN: 9781467129374
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Images of America
Images: 219
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
As a historian for the National Amusement Park Historical Association, Jim Futrell has studied the industry for over 30 years. Futrell has written several books and articles on the subject, including Waldameer Park and Geauga Lake: The Funtime Years, 1969–1995. Images for this work were selected from the National Amusement Park Historical Association Archives, the Seabreeze Amusement Park collection, and the albums of devoted park-goers.
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