It’s been over 4 months since Superstorm Sandy struck the LBI region and while life is back to normal for most of the island, there is one part still significantly damaged – Holgate.
According to The Press of Atlantic City, full access to Holgate will begin tomorrow (Tuesday 11/27). http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/breaking/holgate-section-of-long-beach-township-to-reopen-tuesday/article_462397bc-37fe-11e2-a614-001a4bcf887a.html
A beautiful evening to be in Holgate.
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.