Hereford Inlet Light, Anglesea, NJ
There's Hereford Light before its recent restoration and repainting. Shot from the boardwalk along the inlet and beach. The view behind me is wonderful, sweeping surf and sky. The neighborhood is Angelsea.
Atlantic City Gulls, Atlantic City, NJ
Two women feeding the birds along the Atlantic City boardwalk..
AC Gulls, Atlantic City, NJ
The ladies and the gulls.
Point Pleasant Clown, Point Pleasant, NJ
A plastic clown at Jenkinson's along the Point Pleasant boardwalk. This boardwalk is truly "children" friendly and a favorite of my children and grandchildren. I admit to loving honky-tonk Seaside more.
Seaside Water Game, Seaside, NJ
Speaking of honky-tonk, here's a typical carnival wheel along Seaside boardwalk.
Toms River pier, Island Heights, NJ
This gnarled pier juts out into Toms River just above the Island Heights yacht club (though yacht is maybe stretching it).
Dillons Creek pilings, Island Heights, NJ
When I first found them, these pilings had massive white Victorian birdhouses on top of them. The houses are gone, but the pilings remain and Dillons Creek marina.
Hauling Out, Toms River, NJ
An old marine railway in the town of Toms River itself, with a classic wooden cabin cruiser ready to be hauled.
Catboat in Toms River, Island Heights, NJ
This beautiful classic catboat is moored in Toms River, between Island Heights and the town of Toms River.
Bivalve Restoration, Bivalve, NJ
This old Delaware Bay schooner is sitting waiting for restoration in the yard of the Bivalve Packing Company. Bivalve is a fishing/oystering village on Delaware Bay.
Christmas Shack, Money Island, NJ
This is an old houseboat/fishing shack run aground in a creek at Money Island on the Delaware Bay. There is a family that loves it, cherishes the memories it holds, and decorates it for the season.
Working Boat & Pier, Money Island, NJ
Money Island is still above water, but not by much! When the wind and tide combine, dry ground is at a premium. There are working boats there, wooden oyterboats for the Delaware Bay.
Working Boats, Money Island, NJ
Not all are working boats in this scene. But there are some small crab boats here and one trawl.
Maurice River scene, Bivalve, NJ
These are Delaware Bay schooners, wooden oyster boats with the masts cut off in the 50's and diesel engines installed. They are sitting on their rounded bottoms in the tidal mud, rafted side by side.
The Cashier, Bivalve, NJ
The Cashier was launched in 1849 and worked the oyster beds until quite recently, when she was hauled here for restoration. The oldest working boat in the United States.
Cape May Keeper, Cape May, NJ
Just next to the Oil house for Cape May light was this handsome reenactor. This was during the last New Jersey Lighthouse Challenge.
Paulsboro Light, Paulsboro, NJ
Paulsboro is a range light, part of a pair, marking a turn on the Delaware River. Right now, it is sitting by the Little League fields, or rather the fields have move in.
Warn Cupola, Rancocos, NJ
Rancocos is a colonial village along Rancocos Creek. A small village with its 18th century Friends Meetinghouse. Not sure this cupola is old, or just the victim or a large falling limb!
Head of Greenwich, Greenwich, NJ
Greenwich is a 17th century village, well preserved, on the Cohansey River. It was a bustling port during the Revolution, even had its own Tea Burning. But Philadelphia took its business and the roads bypassed it.
Tuckerton Seaport Scene, Tuckerton, NJ
Tuckerton Seaport Museum has a nice reproduction of the Tucker Island Light. It is a very interesting collection of the culture, architecture, baymen's skills and history.
Tuckerton Seaport Scene, Tuckerton, NJ
I love this building. It reminds me of the great fish store in Keyport, across from the marina. And even a bit of the ClamBox on the Ipswich in Massachusetts.
Working Boat, Tuckerton Seaport Museum, Tuckerton, Nj
I am a sucker for weathered paint. There is so much character in the windscreen of this old working boat that it's hard to capture it all. Maybe impossible.
Working Boat, Tuckerton Seaport Museum, Tuckerton, NJ
Another view, looking toward the sky with the solid bollard showing the boat's strength.
Springtown stone, Springtown, NJ
This small gravestone in the wood and weed is part of an African-American graveyard in Springtown, Cumberland County. Many of the graves are Civil War veterans, particularly the U.S. 22nd Regiment, Colored Troops.
Meetinghouse Window, Greenwich, NJ
The handmade glass of this window in an 19th century Friends Meetinghouse created an unusual reflection, both inside and out. Greenwich was a Quaker village to start, though quite accepting of others.
Owned by the Michener Museum, Doylestown PA
Farm Wagon, Greenwich NJ
The wagon sits by the barn, and those iron shod wooden wheels are well used still. The farm is just on the outskirts of town, in Head of Greenwich.
Flanigan Bros. Boatworks, Fairton NJ
That's a Delaware Bay oysterboat sitting in the yard on the rather intricate marine railway at this boatworks. Shoehorned between modern businesses in Fairton, it is still going strong.
Cohansey River scene, Fairton NJ
This wooden working boat and the one behind it sit in the way behind Flanigan Brothers Boatworks on the Cohansey.
Two Oyster Boats, ShellPile NJ
Freshly painted with their oystering license numbers on the wheelhouse, two oysterboats on the Maurice River. These began life as working sailboats, but the masts are long gone. Sometimes the stub of a mast remains. The oystering machinery for sorting and such sits on the front deck of the boat. Oysters are "farmed" on the trawl with a dredge.
Fishing Cabin, Greenwich, NJ
This old fishing shack on a small barge is preserved at the marina right outside of Greenwich. Imagine spending the season rafted up with other shacks on the bay, a floating city.