Bivalve in Cumberland County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Bivalve Oyster Shipping Sheds
(Inscription on the left side of the marker)
Back in the day….Before the Bridgton and Port Norris Railroad was completed to Bivalve in 1875 oysters were shipped by boats from a wharf built parallel to the river. By the 1880’s there were building of varying sizes and shapes and a railroad platform. In 1904 the current structure with two-stories was constructed. Throughout the years the roof lines over the wharves and building changed.
Oystermen and packing companies out of here leasing a two-story office store front and storeroom half an alleyway, half a wharf and half a boat slip. Other businesses that supported the oyster industry such as chandleries, meat markets, a post office and lumber yards helped fuel the region’s growth and development. The Bivalve Oyster Shipping
In 2001 the Bayshore Discovery Project purchased six of the remaining original 30 sheds with funds from the Cumberland County Empowerment Zone. One shed was purchased in 1995. By 2011, the sheds were restored to their 1920’s appearance with funds provided by the New Jersey Historic Trust and New Jersey Department of Transportation.
Erected by Bayshore Discovery Project.
Location. 39° 13.986′ N, 75° 1.968′ W. Marker is in Bivalve, New Jersey, in Cumberland County. Marker is on High Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2800 High Street, Port Norris NJ 08349, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Schooner AJ Meerwald (here, next to this marker); Delaware Bay and River (here, next to this marker); Ecology in the Watershed (here, next to this marker); Steps to Harvest Oysters and Bring to Market (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Steps to Harvest Oysters and Bring to Market Maurice River (within shouting distance of this marker); All Shapes, Sizes and Materials (approx. 2.6 miles away); A Guiding Light (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bivalve.
More about this marker. This marker is on the property of the Bivalve Center-Bayshore Discovery Project.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 12, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 371 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 12, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.