A beautiful day at the shore weather it was to collect shells, get some sun or go wind surfing. High temps around 75 with mostly sunny skies and winds 10 to 20 mph.
A beautiful fall day on Long Beach Island. Sunny with temps in the low 70s.
After a rainy & windy night the weather has cleared and temps are in the low 70s!
Weather predictions say that a strong cold front will be coming through late tomorrow bringing heavy rain and thunderstorms with wind gusts up to 50mph possible. Judging by this evening’s sunset I’d say that those forecasts look valid.
With a high risk of rip currents on the ocean today, our focus is on LBI’s “forgotten” U.S. Life Saving Stations which pre-date today’s United States Coast Guard.
The building in blue is United States Life Saving Station #18 – Station Loveladies Island. This building is located on Long Beach Boulevard between East Coast Avenue and Station Avenue in Loveladies.
The grey building is United States Life Saving Station #22 – Station Bonds. Originally located on the oceanfront at Inlet Avenue the building was moved in the 1920s and now stands at the end of Janet Avenue along the bay in Holgate. (The original location is now underwater due to erosion.)
Both of these buildings were built in the late 1800s and have survived well over 100 years on Long Beach Island. Currently both of these buildings are private residences.
UFOs over LBI?
Not quite, but that is a catchy first sentence to start a post about an interesting site today on LBI.
Pictured below is the US Navy’s MZ-3A blimp flying over LBI and Manahawkin Bay earlier today. The178 foot long blimp is stationed at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, about 35 miles north-west of Ship Bottom.
Another gorgeous day on LBI, sunny and temps in the upper 70s.
Today’s featured photos are of “The Shack”.
While “The Shack” is known as a LBI landmark it is actually located on Bonnet Island which is part of Stafford Township. Now privately owned by Jersey Outdoor Media, the shack has a rich history.
Once known as “Happy Days” and home of a fishing and gunning club, the shack dates back to the 1920s and has only been at its present location since 1957 when it was moved to make way for the new Rt. 72 causeway.