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From the time the current lighthouse was built in 1859 to the time it was electrified around 1933, four keepers, their assistants, and their families lived and worked on this landscape by the sea.
The keepers and their periods of service were:…
The Cape May Division of the Atlantic City (Philadelphia & Reading) Railroad ran from Winslow Junction to Cape May City with branches to Ocean City, Sea Isle City, Stone Harbor, and Wildwood.
This railroad was initially instrumental in the devel…
...mortally wounded June 29 1776 in the cause of American freedom at the Battle of Turtle Gut Inlet
Presented by the Cape May Patriots Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution
This bunker or gun emplacement was built in 1942. The round turrets on either side held 6 inch guns. The horseshoe shaped structures which can be seen out in front of low tide are panama mounts. These were built in July 1941 prior to the construct…
The Bunker or Gun Emplacement was built in 1942 during World War II by the Sea-bees as part of the "Harbor Defense Program".
When completed it was on ground and sat 900 feet (three football fields) inland from the ocean. Severe erosio…
Historic Cold Spring Village is an outdoor living history museum that interprets farmwomen's domestic life in the mid-19th century as part of its activities and exhibits. While men struggled to raise crops and care for animals on the small farms o…
Born Philadelphia, October 4, 1895, enlisted U.S. Navy 1912, served World War I U.S.S. Melville; later on U.S.S. Saratoga, Yorktown, Reina, Mercedes, New Mexico and Pennsylvania. Instructor in seamanship U.S. Naval Academy 1922-24.…
Born in Philadelphia May 12, 1886. Graduated Central High School 1906. Same year entered University of Pennsylvania in pre-medical studies. Accepted in Medical School of this University in 1908. Received degree of Doctor of Medicine in 1912, finis…
In memory ofLt. Richard Wickeswho died June 29, 1776 in
an engagement near Cape May
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Lt. Wickes was one of the first navalcasualties of the American Revolution
Coastlines, rivers, and systems of mountain ridges provide geographic guides for the fall raptor migration in the northeast. This results in concentrations along certain routes and usually provides exceptional viewing opportunities in places like …