Sunday, November 4, 2012

New Jersey Beaches

My part of New Jersey took the full force of Sandy.
The end of Garfield Terrace from the beach I grew up on.
 Rothrock photo
No lawn left, just posts.  It looks like the higher sea wall collapsed.


 Purcell photos
My son's Ocean City NJ rental from last summer ... the one boarded up with plywood on the right.  He said "Well, closer to walk."
The B&B in Bay Head where we stayed last month.  I couldn't find a picture of the damage, but the street is feet deep in sandy.
 This was the beach.

My SIL lives up on a hill in Island Heights.  We hear her house is OK, but the marina below her has its fleet in the street and in her yard.  No power and gasoline spills means the town has been evacuated.
 Photos of the yard from Beth:
Hazmat clean up area.
A litter of boats from the marina.
 B Smith
This was the river view from The Lobster Shanty in September.

Our old beach club Tak took a beating.  Here in its hay day.
from the web
It was awaiting condos.  The old buildings were there last October when I took these pictures.

They had been allowed to fall apart by the developers.

The Life Saving Station was in bad shape.  It had been set ablaze at one point.

The beach was still broad and lovely.

The waves benign.
After community outcry the two best buildings were saved.

Moving day.
 from web
Left standing alone with a promise of rehab was the 1878 Lifesaving station.
Sandy finished it off.  Now that the land is clear I'm sure they will be building the condos!!!  Anyone see the history lesson here?

 Ann Roth Stahr photo Hometown Long Branch
There's lots more on the web about the storm.  Check out the video of Sea Bright, and Connie Lawn's piece on the Huffington Post blog about growing up in Long Branch.  But we're Jersey Strong.  The Shore will be back.


  1. My prayers go out to all those who lost so much from the storm Sandy! The photos are devasting. jersey is one of my favorite places for birding on the coast, I hope to see it make a come back quickly. Thanks for sharing these scenes, I hope you have a great week!

  2. I can't imagine what you all are going through but I pray that you will all be ok and better off than before.

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