The first of three elegant companion books about Long Beach Island by John Bailey Lloyd, ”this loving history” (as the first edition was described by The Record of Hackensack) brings the shore’s past to life. Filled with historic photographs, old engravings, maps and illustrations carefully reproduced and printed, this hardcover captures a sense of the Jersey Shore that residents and visitors long for today.
Readers will rediscover the lost resort of Sea Haven and Tucker’s Island in this book, they will ride the Tuckerton and Long Beach railroads to the new resort of Beach Haven, stay in its delightful and airy seashore hotels, and stroll its elegant boardwalk. They will experience the fear of the legendary 1916 shark attacks, visit the early gunning and yacht clubs, and watch pound fishermen haul in boats brimming with fish caught just off the beach. John Bailey Lloyd’s wonderful writing style, combined with extraordinary old images, will fill readers with a true sense of place.