Ship Bottom Volunteer Fire Company maintains a beautiful gathering space for weddings, parties and events. We have a full commercial kitchen with new appliances, new restrooms, full sound system and a pro grade screen, projector and presentation system. The company would like to recognize our two newest state certified firefighters who graduated from the Atlantic County Fire Academy last night.
Here on LBI, spring seemed to disregard the calendar. The first day of spring arrived with yet another snow storm, and April arrived with more of the same. Weather patterns of coastal towns are often fickle.
As of the United States Census, the borough's population was 1, reflecting a decline of Restaurants in Ship Bottom. The beach is clean and well maintained.
Early priests from Camden and Philadelphia endured bad weather and tedious boat and train travel to bring the Word of Christ to a handful of people on Long Beach Island. Packet boats, or shallow-draft steamers, plying Little Egg Harbor Bay from Edge Cove two miles north of Tuckerton, the rail terminus, to Dock Street in Beach Haven were the only means of reaching the Island until the first train arrived in Beach Haven via the trestle bridge on July 24, The first vehicular Causeway was not completed untilwhen the first gravel road was extended from Ship Bottom to Beach Haven.
But all eras end. That location is closing. The last six years there in Beach Haven Crest have been a testament to rebuilding.
Barnegat Inlet, to the north of the island, was an important path for freight shipments and whaling from the 17th century through the 20th century. Erosion problems destroyed the tower intwo years before the current Barnegat Lighthouse was completed in A developing tourism sector prompted a railroad connection between the mainland and Long Beach Island, which was completed to Barnegat Light in
The first settlement on Long Beach Island was made by whalers at Great Swamp, now known as Surf City, in the latter half of the 17 th century. Some of the early whalers took in summer boarders. Harvey Cedars also traces its origins back to whaling families living in that area in the early s.
A strong cold front will track through the East and surge toward the Gulf Coast over the next couple of days. Today, some strong thunderstorms are possible from Ohio into Pennsylvania, heavy rain with possible flooding in New Mexico and west Texas and fire weather threats over the Great Basin. Toggle navigation.
As of the United States Censusthe borough's population was 1,    reflecting a decline of The borough's name derives from an incident in Marchin which a woman was saved from a wrecked ship that had flipped over, after her rescuers used axes to cut through the bottom of the hull. What is now Ship Bottom was originally incorporated as the borough of Ship Bottom-Beach Arlington by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 3,from portions of Long Beach Townshipbased on the results of a referendum held on May 23,