Monday, August 08, 2005

Shifting Sands

Last year while geocaching we found a great historic spot down by "Old Barney", the lighthouse at the North End of Long Beach Island. It was the mast of an old fishing ship sticking out of the sand. From info posted at the site, we learned that the ship had been named the Sea King and was beached in Feb. 1963. It had been over 1000 feet from the shoreline, but due to a jetty built by Barnegat Inlet, tons of sand formed a new shoreline. It is duned and beautifully covered in sea grass and other plants. The beach is very uncrowded (for New Jersey), because it is a bit of a walk from the parking area.


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