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Ocean County New Jersey – Historical Markers

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By John Intile, May 29, 2011
Sign at intersection of Rt 72 and Old Halfway Rd S
New Jersey (Ocean County), Barnegat — Affair at Cedar Bridge — 1776-1783 — December 27, 1782
After searching several days for the notorious Capt. John Bacon, Capt. Richard Shreve of the Burlington County light horse and Capt. Edward Thomas of the Mansfield militia stopped with their men to refresh themselves near here at the Cedar Bridge . . . — Map (db m42841) HM
New Jersey (Ocean County), Barnegat — Affair at Cedar Bridge — December 27, 1782 — 1776 – 1783
After searching several days for the notorious Capt. John Bacon, Capt. Richard Shreve of the Burlington County light horse and Capt. Edward Thomas of the Mansfield militia stopped with their men to refresh themselves near here at the Cedar Bridge . . . — Map (db m70935) HM
New Jersey (Ocean County), Barnegat Light — A Vanishing Summer Visitor — Piping Plovers — Coastal Habitats
The sandy beach is home to breeding pairs of piping plovers (Charadrius melodus). They often follow each around the beach – one watching for predators while the other feeds. When searching for food, they will run a short distance, pause . . . — Map (db m44009) HM
New Jersey (Ocean County), Barnegat Light — Andrew Steelman
On October 25, 1782 Andrew Steelman and most of his crew, sleeping on the beach, were killed by Bacon’s Tories. — Map (db m34605) HM
New Jersey (Ocean County), Barnegat Light — Barnegat Lighthouse
Built 1857-58 by the Federal Lighthouse Board. First Lighted January 1, 1859. The present lighthouse replaced an earlier lighthouse built in 1834. The height of the light above sea level is 165 feet. Barnegat Lighthouse was built as a 1st order . . . — Map (db m34624) HM
New Jersey (Ocean County), Barnegat Light — Birds of the Beach — The Sandy Beach — Coastal Habitats
The tides and the sandy seashore provide plenty of food for numerous shorebirds. Many different birds coexist here because they feed on slightly different marine and sand dwelling creatures. The body structure and behavior of each species is adapted . . . — Map (db m44008) HM
New Jersey (Ocean County), Barnegat Light — How Much Water Flows Through Barnegat Inlet
What am I looking at? The shelter in front of you and the equipment attached to the jetty behind you are components of a gauging station. The gauge is equipped to measure the amount of water flowing into and out of Barnegat Bay through . . . — Map (db m88568) HM
New Jersey (Ocean County), Barnegat Light — Maj. Gen. George Gordon Meade
built this lighthouse in 1858. During the Civil War he commanded the Army of the Potomac, from Gettysburg to Appomattox (1863 – 1865) under Lt. Gen. U. S. Grant. [ Upper Marker: ] A portrait in bronze of the creator of Barnegat Lighthouse . . . — Map (db m34623) HM
New Jersey (Ocean County), Barnegat Light — Maritime Forest Trail — Barnegat Lighthouse State Park
Take a walk back through time when wooden schooners sailed the seas . . . When Cornelius May christened Barnegat Inlet “Barendegat” or “Breakers Inlet” in 1614, a vast maritime forest covered the barrier islands of New . . . — Map (db m44011) HM
New Jersey (Ocean County), Barnegat Light — Maritime Sentinels — Aids to Navigation — Maritime History
Primary seacoast lights were located to warn mariners of their proximity to land, areas of danger, and to help set their course. Sandy Hook and Navesink Twin Lights marked the entrance to New York Harbor. Cape May and Cape Henlopen Lighthouses . . . — Map (db m34701) HM
New Jersey (Ocean County), Barnegat Light — Massacre at Long Beach
October 25, 1782, a British vessel ran aground near Barnegat City and was captured by patriot militiamen under Capt. Andrew Steelman. That night, while sleeping on the beach, Steelman and his men were massacred by Tory raiders led by John Bacon. — Map (db m34603) HM
New Jersey (Ocean County), Barnegat Light — Old Salty Survivors — Maritime Forest — Coastal Habitats
When soil conditions are relatively stable on the barrier island, tree seedlings may begin to grow in the moist protected hollows behind the dunes. These maritime forests must not only take root in constantly shifting sands, but also survive the . . . — Map (db m44013) HM
New Jersey (Ocean County), Barnegat Light — U.S. Merchant Marine WW II Memorial
This monument is a memorial to the U.S. Merchant Marine of World War II and to the Merchant Mariners and Navy Armed Guard who served together aboard cargo ships, troop transports, and oil tankers that delivered war material to our troops overseas. . . . — Map (db m34700) HM
New Jersey (Ocean County), Barnegat Light — Vigilant Guardian — Aids to Navigation — Maritime History
After a long journey across the Atlantic, mariners bound for New York Harbor welcomed the sight of the Barnegat Lighthouse lighting the way. It was constructed in 1834 as a navigational aid to guard Barnegat Inlet. Twenty years later, it was . . . — Map (db m34625) HM
New Jersey (Ocean County), Bayville — Exploring The Pinelands — Pinelands National Reserve
The 1.1 million acre New Jersey Pinelands, covering nearly one quarter of the state, is a region of varied resources and opportunities. The Pinelands is home to almost twelve hundred species of plants and animals, many unique natural environments, . . . — Map (db m92445)
New Jersey (Ocean County), Bayville — Pineland Industries — Double Trouble Village — Historic Settlements
The buzz of a water-powered sawmill dominated the early years of at Double Trouble. Harvesting and milling Atlantic White Cedar (Chamaceyraris thyondous) for ship building and barrel and shingle making, led to the establishment of the first . . . — Map (db m92446) HM
New Jersey (Ocean County), Bayville — Step into the Past — Double Trouble Village
Initially settled because of Atlantic white cedar lumbering operations, Double Trouble Village became active, self-contained cranberry production community from the early 1900s through the 1960s. The village, sawmill, cranberry bogs and processing . . . — Map (db m92449) HM
New Jersey (Ocean County), Bayville — Welcome to Double Trouble State Park
Double Trouble State Park protects over 8,000 acres of distinctive pine barrens habitats and offers rare glimpses into local history. Come and explore the treasures and stories of Double Trouble.

Double Trouble State Park, located on the . . . — Map (db m92444)

New Jersey (Ocean County), Brick — Van Wickle Pottery — c. 1828-1850
In 1824, Nicholas Van Wickle purchased 400 acres at Turtle Gut on the south side of the old Manasquan River Bridge. He established his pottery at this site

Plain grey stoneware decorated with blue hoops and simple brushed designs of flowers . . . — Map (db m86864) HM

New Jersey (Ocean County), Egg Harbor Township — Pulaski Legion Memorial — Little Egg Harbor Massacre
This tablet erected by the Society of Cincinnati in the State of New Jersey to commemorate the massacre of a portion of the legion commanded by Brigadier General the Count Casimir Pulaski of the Continental Army in the Affair at Egg Harbor, New . . . — Map (db m29783) HM
New Jersey (Ocean County), Lakehurst — Airship Hindenburg Disaster
Historic landmark commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Airship Hindenburg Disaster. On this site - May 6, 1937, 7:25 P.M. 36 people perished. — Map (db m4628) HM
New Jersey (Ocean County), Lakehurst — Hangar No. 1 — Lakehurst Naval Air Station
. . . — Map (db m4630) HM
New Jersey (Ocean County), Leisure Village West-Pine Lake Park — Grand Army Of The Republic Memorial
to perpetuate the memory of the grand army of the republic — Map (db m42156) HM
New Jersey (Ocean County), Little Egg Harbor — The Defense of Little Egg Harbor — 1776-1783 — Pulaski’s Massacre
October 15, 1778, the largest military engagement in what is today Ocean County occurred near this site. A force of 200 British and Loyalist Troops under the command of Capt. Patrick Ferguson surprised and defeated a portion of Brig. Gen. Casmir . . . — Map (db m92441) HM
New Jersey (Ocean County), Manahawkin — Manahawkin Skirmish
1776-1781 Manahawkin Skirmish December 1781 On this ground, Capt. Reuben Randolph led the Manahawkin militia (Company 5, 2nd Monmouth) against a force of British loyalists that was twice as large and commanded by the notorious Capt. . . . — Map (db m40580) HM
New Jersey (Ocean County), Point Pleasant Beach — 1st Sgt. Leonard G. Lomell — Second Ranger Battalion
Dedicated to 1st Sgt. Leonard G. Lomell, a former member of Company D, 2nd Ranger Battalion, United States Army, World War II, in recongnition of his Distinguished Service to his unit and country. On June 6, 1944, D-Day, 1st Sgt. Lomell, as an . . . — Map (db m7733) HM
New Jersey (Ocean County), Point Pleasant Beach — Point Pleasant Beach World War I Memorial
1917 - Honor Roll - 1918 [The plaque contains the names of 137 Point Pleasant Beach men who fought in World War I.] This tablet erected and dedicated by the citizens of Point Pleasant and vicinity. May 30, 1925 The Memorial was . . . — Map (db m7802) HM
New Jersey (Ocean County), Toms River — Anchor from the Aircraft Carrier USS Randolph CV-15 — 1944-1969 — 15 Ton
Served with distinction during Kamikazi attacks in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. It later joined fleets in the Atlantic and Mediterranean and played a part in America’s early space program. Returned John Glenn, the first American to orbit . . . — Map (db m92451) WM
New Jersey (Ocean County), Toms River — Captain Joshua Huddy
Revolutionary War Patriot led his men at the Block House Battle on the banks of the Toms River. Was captured and hung by the British at Graveley Point, Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey on April 12, 1782. He gave his life for American independence. — Map (db m92450) WM
New Jersey (Ocean County), Toms River — Elizabeth Sculthorp Force — Women’s Heritage Trail — Teacher and Social Reformer
Elizabeth Schulthorp Force (1902-2007) brought national fame to Toms River Schools and community with courses in Family Relationships and Social Behavior, designed and taught by her to local high school students from 1942 to 1957. News of both her . . . — Map (db m92452) HM
New Jersey (Ocean County), Toms River — Old Revolutionary Cannon
Mounted by Toms River Camera Club 1908 — Map (db m26363) HM
New Jersey (Ocean County), Toms River — Preserving Baymen Heritage — Industry & Trade — Maritime History
Local mariners or “baymen,” found that they could support themselves almost entirely from the rich harvest of waterfowl, crabs, flounder, clams, oysters, and other native resources of the back bays. To navigate the shallow depths of . . . — Map (db m26364) HM
New Jersey (Ocean County), Toms River — Toms River Block House
Approximate site of the Toms River Block House. Burned by the British March 24, 1782. — Map (db m15685) HM

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