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Vol. 2


No. 2

No Beach Bag can be without it!

Where YESTERDAY and TODAY meet by-the-sea

The NEW Chic Sheet of Summer

your personal guide to all things ocean city. . .

Summertime! it’s


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Live by the Tides. . . Love by the Moon

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“At the beach is where we learn how to shine.” ~Sandy Gingras

from the editor

See what’s inside . . .an endless collection of all-things-Ocean City 40 Years at Osborne’s Inn by Josh Kinney Page 8 Mosaic Memories by Josh Kinney P.10 WHILE YOU WERE AWAY Pages 11-12 the fun begins downtown P. 13-17 when surfing came to town by Rob Kulisek Page 18

Summer home owner, Sylvia Erb, said it best in her story in The Sun last summer. “Ocean City is a feeling, and if you have it, it’s just a wonderful thing.” I’m sure most of us would agree with Mrs. Erb that there’s something very special about summertime at the shore; particularly here in America’s Greatest Family Resort. Just as the sky is so much bluer at the beach, likewise people tend to be so much happier and life is just more wonderful here. Being at the beach allows us to congregate around one of the most profound of all natural phenomena: a line where the continent ends and a giant stretch of water begins. The beach is basically the end of the world; when we are standing on it, it’s hard not to feel a primitive connection to all the generations of seashore lovers who have been drawn to the same edge. When we swim in the ocean, we do it, not just to cool off, but to commune for a while with its wild, eternal, mysterious vastness. The salt water and sunshine have a mood altering, mermaid-like effect on me personally. It’s like an altar, a sort of baptism, at which being immersed is the most natural feeling of closeness to God’s creation there is. This summer, as you sit happily facing out to sea, each in your own blissful beach chair, digging little holes with your feet, remember the gifts that come from the sea~ mainly the gratitude that you receive from being here at the edge of the world in America’s greatest family resort. With summer officially upon us, there’s no better time for a heartfelt thank you for the warm welcome we’ve received since beginning our Maiden Voyage a year ago. So far, our 2nd season has been doubly wonderful! We’ll see you again in September. Until then, may you be forever changed as you stand beside the ocean, may your hearts overflow with endless summer days and may this copy of The Ocean City Sun knock your flip flops off! Ocean City truly is a feeling and it’s just a wonderful thing to have. Dear Visitors, Thank you so much for visiting our happy little island. Be safe and enjoy your well earned vacation! We ask that you please patronize our advertisers. They have been working hard to bring you the very best that Ocean City has to offer. Oh! . . . and could you let them know you saw their ad in The Sun? Thank you!


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america’s greatest smiles by Lacey Nicholl Pages 19, 20, 22-23, 36, 44 Ocean City memories of Ellen Rodowicz P. 24 Ocean City Fishing Pier at 100 by Fred Miller Pages 26-27 Ocean City community center Pages 30-31 Ocean City memories of the McHugh Family by Josh Kinney Page 32 movie buff goes to hollywood by Meg Corcoran Page 34 love on the ocean city boardwalk by Josh Kinney Page 37 Ocean City Firsts by Fred Miller P. 38 infinite expanse by C. Shore P. 40 90 Years at the Flanders By Fred Miller Page 42 Illustrated history of ocean city By Peaches Lukens Page 45 how to eat a crab by Rob Kulisek P. 47 cruise control Lisa Woods Page 48 paul ‘notso’ breitinger Page 50 Illustrated beachwalk By Peaches Lukens Page 53 churches on the island Page 55 ocean city historical museum blast from the past by Jeff McGranahan Pages 56-57 fishing with George Ingram P. 58

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“O summer day, surpassing fair, with hints of heaven in earth and air.”

–Eben Eugene Rexford

July Events

J u ly Hath 31 Days.

Full Buck or Thunder Moon July 22nd 2:16p.m. Sirius, also called the Dog Star, is the brightest star in the night sky. –The Old Farmer’s Almanac

4th of July 7/3 Sand Sculpting Contest 9am at the 6th St. Beach Info call 609-525-9300 7/4 July 4th Bike Parade Registration 9am at Longport Bridge Parade starts at 10am. Kite flying competition at 5pm followed by entertainment. A spectacular fireworks display off 9th Street beach tops off the evening 7/7 Philadelphia Organ Quartet Ocean City Tabernacle 7:00 pm. Free. Info call 609-399-1915 7/11 Freckle Contest~6:30pm at the Music Pier. Registration begins 6pm in front of the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk. Info call 609-525-9300 7/13 Book signing with author, Bill Schweigart, of Slipping The Cable at Sun Rose Words & Music from 11am -1pm

Beach Tags & Weekly Events: Beach Tags are officially in effect and required for age 12 & up thru September 2, 2013. Weekly beach tags are $10. and Daily beach tags cost $5. Purchase yours at Aquatic & Fitness Center, 1735 Simpson Ave., City Hall, 861 Asbury Ave., Henry S. Knight Building, 115 12th Street, or Roy Gillian Welcome Center, 16 E. 9th St. Funtastic Tuesdays~10am–1pm on Asbury Ave. Entertainment, Face Painters, Balloon sculptors. Through August. Mummers Night~Strutting 7pm-9pm on the boardwalk, 6th–14th Sts. Beach Walks~South End: 59th St. & Central Ave., (Entrance to Corsons Park) Tuesdays-9am, Wednesdays-6:30pm. North End: OC/Longport Bridge Parking Lot Tuesdays-6:30pm,Wednesdays-9am. Tickets on-site. Adults $1.00 Children .50¢

7/14 Ventriloquist Ryan & Friends with seats reserved for children. Ocean City Tabernacle 7:00 pm. Free. Info @ 609-399-1915 7/15 Jars of Clay Christian rock band. Ocean City Music Pier. 7:30pm 7/ 20 -34 Annual T. John Carey Master’s Swim~Registration 8:30am at the beach patrol station, 34th Street and the beach. The race will start at 10:00am. 7/20 Night in Venice~The City’s annual boat parade is one of the largest in the world. Starts at the Longport Bridge to Tennessee Ave. along the bay. Info call 609-525-9300 7/21 Ocean City Pops Fly Me to the Moon: Celebrating the Music of Frank Sinatra~Ocean City Music Pier. 8pm 7/22 HOT TUNA American blues-rock band Ocean City Music Pier. 7:30pms 7/24 OCBP Women’s Lifeguard Invitational Races~34th St. beach, 6:15pm. Women representing the 15 beach patrols on the South Jersey coast will be competing in this annual invitational race 7/24 ‘Sounds of Hollywood’ presented by the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company Moorlyn Family Theatre. 7:30pm

See OC Fishing Club Events on P. 22 The Ocean City Pops Orchestra performs all summer long at the Music Pier. See p. 6

Farmer’s Market~Every Wednesday thru Sept 4th 8am–1pm. Tabernacle Grounds Also crafters in FireHouse Lot on 6th St. Every Thursday through August Market Days~10am–1pm Asbury Avenue. Entertainment, Face Painters, Balloon sculptors. Family Nights~Entertainment on the boardwalk 7:30pm to 9:30pm between 6th–14th Sts. Sponsored by: Congo Falls, Gillian’s Wonderland, Johnson’s Popcorn & Playland’s Castaway Cove Every Sunday through August 19th. Character Nights on the boardwalk. Characters will sign autographs in front of the Music Pier at 6:00p.m., a Surrey Parade will follow at 6:30p.m. Come join the fun and meet all the Ocean City Boardwalk Merchants’ Mascots. Sponsored by Manco and Manco’s Pizza and Gillian’s Wonderland Pier. Inn to Inn Tours~Thursdays 2pm – 4pm, pick-up at 7th & Central Ave.



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8/2-4 Annual Art Show Fri. & Sat. 10am– 6pm, Sun. 10am – 4pm. 609-525-9310 8/4 Diane Bish in Concert ~TV Organist on “The Joy of Music” Ocean City Tabernacle, 7pm. Free 8/6 Pamper Scamper~Annual baby crawling race 9am reg, 9:30am start at the 6th St. Beach. For babies up to 15 months. 8/7 Sand Sculpting Contest~ 9am at the 6th St. Beach, the second one of the season. Information call 609-525-9300 8/7 Miss Crustacean Hermit Crab Beauty Pageant ~ the original beauty contest for crustaceans. The winner receives the Coveted Cucumber Rind Cup and gets to walk down a flowery runway. 1pm, 6th St. Beach 8/7 Hermit Crab Races ~ Watch as some of the fastest crabs in the universe compete for the King of Klutz Plaque immediately following Miss Crustacean at the 6th St. Beach 8/8 104th Annual Baby Parade ~One of the oldest baby parades in the country. On the Boardwalk, 6th – 12th Sts Time TBA 8/8 Twins Contest~Prizes for those who look the most and least alike. Registration begins at 6pm in front of the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk. Time TBA 8/10 “BE STILL” A Christian Woman’s Workshop led by Peaches Lukens. Ocean City Library, 1-4pm. Call Peaches 399-4411 for more information or see page 48 in this issue. 8/10 Miss Ocean City Pageant~ Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and boardwalk. Sponsored by the Ocean City Exchange Club 8/11 Allison Speer in Concert ~Country Music recording artist and down-home story teller. OC Tabernacle, 7pm. Free

8/11 Boys and Girls Surf Fishing Tournament co-sponsored by the Ocean City Fishing Club and the City’s Department of Recreation. Free event for youngsters 8-16 years. North-end beach by the Ocean CityLongport Bridge. Reg 9-10am, Competition 10 am-noon. Prizes for top catches. Rain date: 8/18. Information: 609-398-0534.

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9/15 Ocean City Fishing Club’s Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament. Registration 5-6 am at OC Intermediate School, 18th Street and Bay Avenue. Open to individuals ($10) and six-person teams ($60). Lunch and trophies afterward back at the school. Information: 609-398-0534. See more OC Fishing Club Events on P. 22 8/12–16 Weird Week ~ Wacky But Not Tacky these events are fun for the entire family. 11am each day at the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk.

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8/18 Ron Matthews & Gary Matthews in Concer~ Voice, Trumpets, & guest choir. Ocean City Tabernacle, 7:00pm. Free 8/25 Zemer Levav in Concert~Messianic Israeli Music & Dance - Ocean City Tabernacle, 7:00 pm. Free 8/30 King and Queen of Plop Competition~Ocean City has an unusual way of welcoming the fall season. 11 a.m. on the 9th Street Beach opposite the Music Pier. Reg.10:30 a.m. at the 9th St. Beach. Entry is free and prizes will be awarded. 609-525-9300

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The Ocean City Sun by-the-sea A magical collection of stories, photos, information & nostalgia guaranteed to knock your flip flops off!



“While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future.” ~Ronald Reagan

an all american family The Clarks are one of the many families who call ‘America’s Greatest Family Resort’ their home. Ocean City Fire Department’s Ray Clark and his dazzling wife Sara pose with their daughters, Faelyn and Lyla to depict a classic Jersey Shore scene from years past. As professional models, Sara and the girls were the perfect fit for a vintage rendering of a modern family transformed by old-style swimwear. This scene was composed and arranged by our creative Art Director and photographer Rob Kulisek, assisted by Lacey Nicholl. Hair & make-up by Salon Eleven, OCNJ.

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“Life is faith, family, friends and fun.” ~Peggy Ann Osborne


Memories by-the-Sea by

Josh Kinney

From the sprawling porch of one of the last remaining guest houses on the barrier island of Ocean City, the sleek wooden floorboards of the Osborne Inn attest to countless stories and memories of deep family bonds, and not all of it is blood related. “Girls, if you need anything give me a holler. Enjoy yourselves!” says Peggy Ann Osborne through the giant screen door on the front porch as some of her guests settle into cozy rocking chairs, peering down the street at the ocean’s horizon, a cool, healing salt-air breeze whisking their faces. Since 1974 Frank and Peggy Ann Osborne have owned and operated their beautiful guest house on the corner of 15th and Wesley Avenue. A 100-year-old home with all the amenities of 2013 and a nostalgically beach-like charm of a Grand Old Shore House, the Osborne’s have maintained rich, personal friendships with many of their guests throughout their thirty nine plus years of service. However, for Frank and Peggy Ann, ‘customers’ wouldn’t be the right word because each person who has stayed has become an integral part of their already very large natural family. “When you think of the ocean, you think of Peggy Ann and Frank,” said Camilla D’Annunzio from Allentown, Pa. Since the summer of 1980, D’Annunzio has been coming to Osborne’s Inn and wouldn’t think of going anywhere else; having claimed the house as her refuge by-the-sea. “You leave everything at home and yet you’re still home,” she said, “The hospitality and love you find here is a true gift. It’s so unusual to find a place like this.” For the Osborne’s, every day is a party and the best spot in the five room guest house is the porch which Peggy Ann calls ‘The Great Equalizer’ a place of peace, healing and relaxation. From the start

the Osborne’s have always made it their goal for their home to be a family oriented atmosphere where there are no strangers but only friends they have yet to meet. Each summer the Osborne’s anxiously await the arrival of their extended Ocean City family. “The camaraderie and cohesiveness of their family makes you feel like you’re a part of it, and they stop to include you in all of it,” said D’Annunzio, who had gone out to dinner with her hosts the night before for her birthday. “You don’t even think to say that you’re going to the shore to stay at an inn and pay, you think of it as you’re going to visit and stay with family.” Making their way onto the giant porch after a day at the beach, families and friends stop to mingle and meet each other, swapping stories and laughs as Frank and Peggy Ann chime in. “We absolutely love what we’re doing,” said Peggy Ann. From a plot of sandy ground in 1871 owned by Francis Corson to a house owned by the Munger family in 1913, the giant seaside residence was well taken care of, especially after falling into the hands of the Osborne family in 1974. They arrived at the corner of 15th and Wesley with four children, the oldest being four years of age and the youngest being six weeks old. Peggy Ann often comments that “the days were long, but the years are short.” “Where better to spend summers with your growing family than at the corner of 15th and Wesley?” Their “labor of love” has remained a cornerstone in their lives as well as the lives of their five children and fifteen grandchildren, aged 13 and under.  This place of peace (at times) and happy chaos (at times) welcomes new guests who might very well become additional members of this large and fun loving crew. For almost all who visit, it’s who the Osborne’s are that brings them coming back.

What are your favorite memories of Ocean City? Do you think of Simm’s, Shafto’s, Bum Steer, Spence’s, Campbell’s, Tom Perkins, Green Grill, Copper Kettle, Mr. Townsend, Mayor Winberg or Clarence Fuhrman? How about Tito Mombo, Tony Mart’s, Bay Shores and Gregory’s in Somers Point? Check out our website and include YOUR memories and pictures. Let’s all remember the good times and help one another SMILE!

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“Every summer has its story.” ~Anon.

“ W h i l e y o u were a w a y . . “ {A bit of breezy chat about the island’s happenings from Labor Day 2012 through Memorial Day 2013} Continued from the previous issue of The Sun

We’re celebrating our second summer in Ocean City, where, thanks in part to the “Stronger Than the Storm” Campaign and countless, committed shore lovers, America’s Happiest Place on Earth is happily ready for the Summer of 2013. With the threat of Sandy (and the occasional snowstorm) long behind us, locals and tourists are getting back to the business of Fun in the Sun. Whether bicycling on the Boardwalk, building castles in the sand, coastin’ by the ocean or cruising along Asbury Avenue, summer by the sea couldn’t be sweeter. Kicking things off on a physically fit note are the best Beach Walks, which lead straight to the Fourth of July Celebration. Thanks to an illuminated, colorful sky, we’re finding our way to the most unique events. We’re looking forward to unusual Character Nights on the Boardwalk, which are rivaled only by the participants on display during Weird Contest Week. Fortunately, characters of all kinds are welcomed within America’s Greatest Family Resort. With a brand new season, a bright new chapter in our Ocean City tale has begun. An anonymous summer lover once said, “Every summer has its story.” Because we here at The SUN just love a good story (and before we get too busy having fun while reporting on the summertime scoop), we’re here to catch you up on recent events that happened along the storytelling coast While You Were Away…

Summer Unofficially yet Memorably Begins Memorial Day Weekend brought the crowds, the sun and high winds to town (making kite flying, among other things, a challenge), ushering in the unofficial start to the Summer of 2013. While the weekend started off with a wintery feel, it ended on a sunny, pre-summer note. The weekend kicked off as The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce happily announced the grand opening of nine Ocean City businesses in addition to the grand opening of the beach, ocean and Downtown Ocean City. Kicking off the festivities Thursday evening was the grand opening of Moorlyn Family Theater on the Boardwalk with Mayor Jay Gillian, alongside members of Ocean City Tabernacle, Ocean City Chamber of Commerce and business and community members, cutting the ribbon for the official opening. Guests were given a sneak peak of upcoming films and performances. Friday morning found hundreds of community members gathering on the Boardwalk for the State-Wide Community’s “Stronger Than the Storm” ribbon cutting ceremony followed by the grand re-opening of Downtown Ocean City. (See pictures on p. 20 & 36 of this issue) Next up, the turning of the key in the sand indicated Ocean City beaches were opened, as more than 100 participants took part in The Business Persons Plunge, dressed in business suits and unusual attire. The participants marched into the ocean to welcome a new season and report that “We Are Ready! Yes, We Are Ready!”

Josh & Sunny, the new Sun-mobile

The Sun-mobile Cruises Through Town Hurricane Sandy nearly inhibited newspaper delivery when the “Sun-mobile,” the golf cart which makes countless Sun deliveries possible, was submerged in water in a garage located at 13th & Haven. We missed cruising in our little mobile, a great way to travel by the sea, and quickly purchased a new one. Be sure to look for our brand new set of wheels!

Readys Grand Re-Opening (L-R) Skip Tolomeo; Ready’s Waitresses Helen Libro & Jan Hartman; Ready’s Co-Owner Doug Wing (Co-Owner Jamie Ford not pictured); Mayor Jay Gillian; OCCOC Executive Director Michele Gillian.

Additional grand opening ribbon cuttings were held throughout the day for businesses. Here’s to a successful 2013 season! Read on ! Continues on next page. . .




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Pageant Week Pleases the Crowds The crowd pleaser Miss New Jersey Parade kicked off Pageant Week on June 12th. Twenty-three contestants from throughout the State were featured in the event known for its uncommon “dress up” themes. Staying true to the theme, “Villains Down the Venue,” contestants were driven down the Boardwalk in convertibles, portraying sinister characters in a nonthreatening, humorous way. An Artistic First Night Ocean City High School students were asked to design a button commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Ocean City Fishing Pier. Sophomore Amy Phillips was awarded $100 for her winning, creative efforts as well as the privilege of having her design stamped on 10,000 First Night buttons. Honoring our Vets Following a weekend of beach, boardwalk and big-time shopping (and eating), hundreds were on hand at Veterans Memorial Park to commemorate Ocean City’s Annual Memorial Day Service on May 27th in remembrance of United States veterans who died serving our country. The keynote speaker was Judith A. Tapper, President of the American Gold Star Mothers of New Jersey and mother of Navy Seal David Tapper, who was killed in 2003 on his third tour of Afghanistan. The Ultimate Seaside Getaway Looking for an island getaway without getting too far away? The Huffington Post reported that Ocean City was voted #1 searched zip code for vacation homes from March 2012 to May 2013. Adding to the New Jersey accolades, Cape May County ranked number five in Parents Magazine’s Best Beach Towns for Families review.

USA Today knows that spending a day on the boardwalk is the ultimate summer experience. They reported that Ocean City’s boardwalk ranks #3 across the country for its great boardwalk food! (One more reason why OCNJ is America’s Greatest Family Resort!) Conclusion Writer Charles Bowden believed, “Summertime is always the best of what might be.” We here at The SUN will be doing our best to keep up with the summertime activities while reporting on the best that Ocean City has to offer. Between Market Days and Family Nights, not to mention Funtastic Tuesdays (which we learned during our first Ocean City summer are always fantastic), our calendars are blissfully full. Fortunately, we manage our time well and have added health-conscious trips to the Farmers Market as well as creating the best sandy designs for the Sand Sculpting Contest to our Must-Do list. Because we love sea creatures of all kinds, you’ll find us cheering at the Hermit Crab Races, not to be confused with the Miss Crustacean Hermit Crab Beauty Pageant, which moves along at a slower, yet prettier pace. Celebrating beauty of all species and ages, we’ll be attending the Annual Baby Parade as well as the Miss Ocean City Pageant. So much to do, so few months to do it all in! Utilizing our time management skills wisely, we intend to enjoy lazy days on the beach and luxurious nights gazing at the stars encased within the most charming locale. Between work and play, we plan on taking plenty of notes and sharing our best summer moments with our dedicated SUN readers… See you in September for the continuation of our story by the sea! Compiled by Dorothy Kulisek & Meg Corcoran.


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“Little drops of water, Little grains of sand, Make the mighty ocean And the pleasant land.” –Julia A. Fletcher (1824–1908) Ellen began a new generation of Ocean City, NJ memories with her children Michael & Katelyn on the 17th Street beach and boardwalk. 2007-2011


Ocean City Memories For Ellen Rodowicz, Ocean City is a treasure-trove of memories, many of them cloaked with grains of sand and swathed by patches of sea frothed white while she and her children played in the temperate summer ocean. During the mid 1960’s, her family stayed in a beachfront white house at the corner of 20th and Wesley. Conjured images of Gillian’s Fun Deck, Robert’s Waffles & Ice Cream and Hogates & Watson’s Restaurant come to mind for Ellen who continues to make Ocean City summer memories with her children, passing her treasure on to the next generation just as it was passed on to her. “When I was about five years old, I would watch the red flashing Simm’s Restaurant sign from our living room window on 20th street,” she said. Simple images and salty scents of ocean air on summer nights rejuvenate Ellen’s memory to the unique shoretown that is a part of her.

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“The breaking of a wave cannot explain the whole sea.” ~Vladimir Nabokov

Ocean City Fishing Pier at 100 By Fred Miller

This view of the fishing pier was taken in 1980 before shortly before it was hit by two barges


he Ocean City Fishing Club is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. The club, which is the oldest continuously operating fishing organization in the country, traces its beginning back to 1913. The first meeting of twelve men interested in starting a fishing club took place on August 15, 1913. The minutes of the meeting began: “At the store of T. Lee Adams, corner of 7th St. and Asbury Ave., there met at 8 o’clock a small company of enthusiastic anglers to take the preliminary step towards starting an organization of fishermen or anglers, the primary object being to see that existing laws were enforced and to urge legislation more fully protecting the game fish along the New Jersey coast.” The minutes were signed T. Lee Adams, temporary secretary. On September 4, 1913, the club was incorporated under the laws of New Jersey and the constitution and by-laws were adopted. The following men signed the Certificate of Incorporation: Fred Adams, T. Lee Adams, Frank H. Campion, Walter Chandler, Daniel Clawell, William F. Davis, Mark Dreifuss, C. H. Jacobs, Arthur H. Jones, S. H. Lipschutz, George W. Long, Charles T. Maginnis, John G. Miller, E. F. Steck, and Robert B. Vollum. The first officers were: President George Long, Vice President Walter Chandler, Secretary T. Lee Adams, and Treasurer Arthur H. Jones. The trustees were: A. B. Garrigues, Charles T. Maginnis, William B. Davis, and John G. Miller. The Certificate of Incorporation included the following statement: “The purpose for which this corporation is formed are to advance, promote and enjoy the sport of fishing in this State; and to prevent the violation of the laws thereof relative to fish and fishing, and to that end to advance and secure laws through the Legislature for that purpose; to protect the food of game and edible fish, and generally to promote the interests of rod and reel angling, and to establish social intercourse and good fellowship among the members of the Club.” The first headquarters for the club was in the Doughty building on the Boardwalk at 8th St. It was rented for a year at a cost of $200 that included light and janitor service. The first annual casting tournament was held on August 7, 1914 on the North St. beach. The longest cast of the day was 341 feet by Carlton Simon. The success of the 1914 and 1915 casting tournaments encouraged the Ocean City

Illustration of the first pier and clubhouse built in 1915 Fishing Club to host the first National Surf Casting tournament. It was held on the North St. beach on Saturday, August 12, 1916. A large trophy, the Ocean City Cup, to be given to the winning fishing club, was presented by Ocean City Mayor Joseph G. Champion and Commissioners William H. Campbell and George O. Adams. The Asbury Park Fishing Club won the initial event and took home the trophy to display at their clubhouse for a year. They won again in 1917. In 1918, the Ocean City Fishing Club finally brought the Cup home. The need for an ocean fishing pier was often discussed by the club members. On March 26, 1915, they budgeted $3,000 for a pier at 14th Street. It opened on May 29, 1915 to the joy of the membership which now totaled three hundred fishermen. The initiation fee was $3.00 and the annual membership fee was $5.00. Six months after the 14th St. fishing pier opened, a storm destroyed most of it. By the beginning of the summer of 1916 the pier had been rebuilt. Another storm during the winter of 1918 badly damaged the 14th St. pier. Allen Scull, a local builder, was hired to make the necessary repairs. He was also hired to build a second fishing pier at North St. The North St. structure had a 100-foot-long platform at its end. “OCEAN CITY FISHING CLUB PREPARES TO OPEN SEASON” was the headline on the front page of the May 23, 1918, Ocean City Sentinel. The article reported the Club was hoping to increase its membership now that it had two piers: “Both piers are open day and night, and three days of the week the Fourteenth Street pier is open to the wives and children of the members’ families.” The article continued giving the good news about the local club: “In addition to being the only fishing club in the country having two ocean piers, it is also the largest club in America exclusively devoted to fishing. The members come from all parts of the country and are all enthusiastic sportsmen. “The club offers a large number of handsome trophies, both monthly and for the season, for the largest fish of each variety. An accurate record is kept by the pier master of each fisherman’s daily catch and weight; certificates are given by the weight masters whenever desired. The total catch registered last year by the pier master was 12,817 kingfish, weakfish, bluefish, flounders, croakers, Cape May

Two barges hit the pier during the summer of 1980 destroying the center of the structure goodies, rockfish and channel bass. This year, with two piers, the club should greatly exceed this record.” “The club holds a number of casting tournaments annually, and the Ocean City Cup contest is the classic event of the surf-casting world.” The article ended with the mission of the club: “The organization aims to promote good fellowship and widespread acquaintance among fishermen, to secure protective legislation for the fish, and to advance the doctrine that the useless destruction of marine life is a crime against nature and against true sportsmanship.” Yet another storm during the winter of 1919 destroyed both piers, and again the piers were rebuilt. The 14th St. pier was ready for the summer of 1920 bigger and better than ever. Club President Harry W. Stelwagon reported the newly rebuilt pier had a much wider approach and a fishing platform 50 feet by 25 feet, forming a “T” at the end thus giving much greater fishing space than before. The North St. pier was not ready until the summer of 1921. During the fall of 1922 it was again destroyed by a storm and was not rebuilt. More bad news beset the Fishing Club on July 22, 1921 when a boardwalk fire destroyed the National Casting Cup. The trophy, valued at $1,000, was on exhibition in the store window of Lipschutz & Reardon. Fortunately, the trophy was insured and an exact reproduction was created and ready for the 1922 competition. The early years, 1913 to 1922, presented many challenges to the young fishing club, but the members were not discouraged. The membership grew to 447 by 1922, a truly remarkable feat considering their competition. In 1917,




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The North Street pier, built in 1918, was a popular spot for the members of the Ocean City Fishing Club

This was a popular postcard in the 1940s showing the 14th Street beach and fishing pier

A 1923 view of the 14th Street fishing pier

This postcard view, showing the fishing pier and the Ocean City beachfront, was a bestselling postcard during the 1950s.

two more fishing piers were built in Ocean City: the Anglers’ Club at Park Place; and the South Ocean City Pier Company at 59th Street. A violent storm that hit Ocean City on September 8, 1932 did minor damage to the 14th St. pier, but destroyed the Anglers’ Club fishing pier at Park Place. They did not rebuild and many of their members joined the Ocean City Fishing Club. “Fishing Club 26 Years Old” was the headline in the July 1, 1939 Ocean City Sentinel. The article began: “The Ocean City Fishing Club, which has a pier at 14th St. and the boardwalk, has endured for 26 years and is one of the resort’s best known organizations.” The article continued giving early history of the club: “Boasting now a membership over 300, many of them prominent Philadelphians who summer here, the club had its beginning with a meeting called on August 15, 1913.” Frank H. Stewart, longtime member and past president of the club, wrote the following history piece in 1944: “Since we held our first meeting, tremendous changes have occurred in Ocean City. Dirt streets have passed. The boardwalk gap for the block opposite the Sindia has been closed. The ocean does not roll up over the parking lot. Hundreds of cottages have been built, especially below us. Wesley Avenue has been extended from 19th to 28th St. We can no longer walk under the boardwalk with a surf casting rod over our shoulder. The shiners that used to skid on their silvery sides on the old time pure white sand are greatly missed. “ Stewart went on explaining the success of the club: “Our club has survived the vicissitudes of World War I; the inflation and depression following, storm losses and extraordinary expenses, solely because of the loyalty of its membership and the character of our good fellowship. It has always been composed of a cross section of men from all walks of life. Fate has been kind to our Club. Thousands of various types of clubs have failed to stand the stresses during the time of our existence.”

The 14th St. pier survived the September 14, 1944 hurricane with minor damage, but the 1962 March storm totally destroyed the pier. Many people thought this was the end of the Ocean City Fishing Club, but not the members of the club. They decided the club would continue and made plans for a new and better pier. The new pier was ready for the summer of 1963. It extended 420 feet into the Atlantic Ocean. A new 20 x 30 foot clubhouse was finished in 1964. The Ocean City Fishing Club celebrated the 50th anniversary of the pier during the summer of 1965. In 1968, the pier was extended another 126 feet. On July 10, 1976, the Club held the first annual Boys and Girls Surf Fishing Tournament on the North St. beach. Youngsters 8 to 16 competed in the event. The next memorable pier event occurred on August 12, 1980 when two large barges broke away from the Outfall Project at 46th St. and struck the south side of the pier. Southwest winds increased on a rising tide, and after six hours of barge pounding, 125 feet of the pier’s center was destroyed. Fortunately, the barge contractor acknowledged responsibility for the damage. The pier was repaired by November 15, 1980. The Club celebrated its 75th anniversary with a dinnerdance at the Sands Country Club in Somers Point on July 23, 1988. Mayor Roy Gillian presented the Club a large silver platter commemorating the special date. The Fishing Club was again faced with rebuilding after a powerful storm destroyed the front part of the pier on January 4, 1992. They responded by repairing the damage and adding another 100 feet which extended the pier 630 feet into the ocean. The work was finished during the summer of 1993 in time for a celebration marking the 80th anniversary of the Club. Mayor Henry S. Knight, on September 7, 2003, issued a proclamation honoring the Ocean City Fishing Club on its 90th anniversary. It included the following: “Whereas,

The 14th St. pier was destroyed during the March 1962 storm

1971 picture of the clubhouse and pier looking from Boardwalk toward the ocean

The fishing pier is an Ocean City landmark the Club long ago inaugurated the famous Ocean City Cup Surf Casting Tournament which led to the creation of the legendary Ocean City Cup, one of the most beautiful and valuable trophies in the world which will soon be on display at the Ocean City Historical Museum.” On Sunday, October 26, 2003, Paul Anselm, president of the museum, along with members of the Fishing Club, unveiled the Ocean City Cup and officially opened the permanent display. This year the Ocean City Fishing Club is celebrating its 100th anniversary with many events that promote the storied history of the Club. The centennial celebration began in January with an exhibit at the Ocean City Arts Center. Other events include: the 38th annual Boys and Girls Surf Fishing Tournament; a three-day surf fishing tournament; a special exhibit at the Ocean City Historical Museum; an open house on the pier; and a banquet at the historic Flanders Hotel. The Club will award a $500 scholarship to an Ocean City High School graduating senior who plans to seek a career in biology, oceanography, or environmental sciences. The 2013 beach tag features a sketch of the fishing pier with the words, “100 Years 1913-2013 OC Fishing Club.” Paul Keuerleber, the current president of the Fishing Club, is looking forward to the summer and celebrating the 100th anniversary of the oldest continuously operating fishing organization in America.



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Every Thursday the Library and the Ocean City Repertory Theater present Open Mic Night. Come to perform or just listen and relax with refreshments provided. The event is hosted by singer/songwriters Josh Wise and Robyn Rosenthal from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Meeting Room N116. Thanks to the generous support of the OC library this is a FREE event. The OC Repertory Theater is dedicated to the collaboration between professional and community theater artists, while taking full advantage of our creatively rich community.

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Come and explore the Ocean City Historical Museum by perusing our extensive collection of Ocean City artifacts and memorabilia. Take a trip back in time as you hear stories of a princess, a shipwreck filled with treasures from the Far East , sandy beaches, marshes, wildlife and its famous boardwalk. The Museum is a non-profit organization and is located in the Ocean City Community Center.

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“Eternity begins and ends with the ocean’s tides.” ~Anon.

Ocean City memories by-the-sea

“It gets in you . . . and you cannot explain it.” ~Rosemary McHugh

Alicia Rodgers Heneghan holding 5th generation Andrew Heneghan

Cate, Pete, Meredith, & Kristen (McHugh) Condon, Rosemary (Rodgers) McHugh and Jim McHugh with Norah Condon. 3rd, 4th and 5th generations of Ocean City fans.

In the middle of July, even on Independence Day, Rosemary can sit out on her quiet porch admiring the matchless sunset over the marshland, the chirping of crickets and the hum of insects, with the never-ceasing roar of the sea just down the block. For the McHugh’s, Ocean City will always be a unique place with rich history and family heritage that can be found nowhere else. “It gets in you,” she said, “And you cannot explain it.”

the cozy and well decorated home with light-yellow interior brightened by the sunshine from the porch. The matchless view is nothing short of a living mural that makes the house. Many of the McHugh’s neighbors have been there since Rosemary’s parents, their intimate deck community stretches along an alleyway of driveways, bikes and crushed white seashells along the sides of the homes. Rosemary’s children spent their summers growing up in Ocean City, savoring the beach and frolicking in the ocean. The family would share the sand with the American actress Grace Kelly and her husband Rainier III, Prince of Monaco. The McHugh’s younger daughter Kristen, who was not fond of wearing her swimsuit, stood beside Grace Kelly while stripping down. Rosemary sighed, rested her head in her hand and said, “Jim… Kristen is right in front of Grace Kelly and she is totally mooning her.” With that, Jim trekked across the hot sand and scooped up his daughter, apologizing to Grace who just said, “Oh, I think she is adorable!” “We used to love the beach when Grace was there,” Rosemary said, remembering people getting out of the ocean and coming to stand around watching her. Today, one can imagine folks snapping phone pictures for Twitter and Instagram but back then people just had their own eyes and their own memories to hold onto that were then shared by story-telling.

Teenagers, pockets stuffed with quarters, in tight pants and gelled hair, looking to fit in. Couples arm and arm, sharing pink cotton candy and gawking at their photo-booth pictures. Grandparents meandering among them all, in no hurry, stopping to watch the night waves crash against the shore below. Even as a child, I saw myself in all of them; I saw a reflection of who I was, I saw an image of who I dreamed I would someday be. Growing up down the shore… It was time to take “the picture.” We’d groan and procrastinate, knowing that Aunt Rose has saved this for the final activity of the trip. The final activity of the summer. The background is the same – Mom Mom’s front porch, the bay weeds swaying behind us, and behind them, the marshy bay is welcoming the setting sun. The pose is the same – five teeth-showing smiles, lined up oldest to youngest. But we’re not the same. Another summer gone. Another school year is beginning. Another four months until I see my cousins again. We’ve shared secrets and told tales and spied on our parents doing the same. This is my image of summer. This is my image of family.

Watercolor by Dorothy Kulisek

by JOSH KINNEY Ever since she was a little girl, Rosemary McHugh has always remembered a house on the beach with a screen door that slapped, whipping a salt air breeze and tousling grains of sand. Her grandparents had introduced her to the Jersey Shore at a young age. What she found stayed with her forever and spread into the lives of the generations to follow. For only $16,000, Rosemary’s father purchased a property on 48th and Haven in Ocean City. It had no electric or water but for the Philadelphia natives, it was the spark that ignited a passion for the shore. During the late 40’s and early 50’s, the family rented in Sea Isle where they stayed at The Strand Hotel. They had two bedrooms, a kitchen and a shared bathroom at the end of the hallway. The occupants kept their doors and windows open for a cross-breeze and the family knew many of the buildings vacationers. By 1976, Rosemary’s father built a shore home on the property. Overlooking a breathtaking, serene marshland of sea-grass and back-bay waterways, the house stood along the edge of once functioning train tracks. At one time, the conductor knew there were always five to ten kids around their house so he would slow down and blow the train’s whistle a few homes down, signifying his approach. Rosemary’s father would give each child a penny to place on the track for the train to flatten. As the generations passed through the family shore house, Rosemary and her husband Jim kept up with the place, maintaining it beautifully, their memories and laughs and drops of seawater and grains of sand embedded in its structure. “My children and now my grandchildren have grown up here,” she said, sitting at her dining room table inside

Growing Up Down The Shore By Alicia Rodgers Heneghan

Growing up down the shore… The McHugh’s would finally arrive. They packed up their Volvo with furry dogs and my freckled cousins and drove up from Olney for our summer vacation. Butterflies would dance in my stomach as I heard the car doors slam, announcing their arrival. Growing up down the shore… Feet burning, knobby knees knocking beach chairs, we’d cross the wide streets – four blocks to the beach. We evolved from digging to China and building sandcastles to having Miss America pageants and flirting with lifeguards to lounging by the Atlantic with our summer reading books, mimicking our moms. Growing up down the shore… We ate Mom-Mom’s bologna and Teddy cheese sandwiches. They were warm and mayonnaisey and had grains of sand caught between the layers. Then we’d spy the ice cream guy and beg for some dessert. Growing up down the shore… We’d head up to the boards at night. We’d sit on benches and eat Steel’s fudge, watching people walk up and down – so orderly, like the traffic on Ocean Drive. Moms and Dads with kids in tow – all clad in their new Ocean City tee-shirts.



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Back in the saddle, The Lone Ranger leads the way toward the Happiest Place on Earth, where the luckiest of people reside. With 2 Guns blazing, he leads the summer cast all The Way, Way Back to quaint times spent in a picturesque hamlet. As a follow-up act to their days of making colorful, cutting edge sandcastles, The Smurfs (2) playfully participate in the Sand Sculpting Contest while the Grown Ups (2), ever the mature group, spend their time burying each other in the sand. Surrounded by surf, sunshine and all that seaside goodness, nobody is in a rush to return to the set of their next motion picture event, choosing to settle in for a long summer vacation spent in America’s Greatest Family Resort! Before settling in at the nearest movie theater, please check local listings for release date changes…

ular guy (Miles Teller) connects with a quiet classmate (Shailene Woodley) during King & Queen of Plop. 2 (water) Guns (opens August 2nd) on loan from local merchants are all that are needed for a Naval Intelligence officer (Mark Wahlberg) and a DEA agent (Denzel Washington) to peacefully take down a drug cartel looking to blend in during action-packed Funtastic Tuesdays. In the year 2159, the world has been divided into two classes; the elite live aboard the stateof-the-art orbital Elysium (opens August 9th) while the lesser folk live beneath them on a declining Earth. One downtrodden earthly resident (Matt Damon) breaks into the space station in search of advanced medicine and a spot at the futuristic Spotlight Performers Showcase. Virtual strangers (Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston and Will Poulter) travel from the bay to the beach to the boardwalk in an RV ultimately headed toward the Mexican border, falsely declaring We’re the Millers (Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, opens August 9th) following time spent at Family Nights on the Boardwalk. Following the Inn to Inn Tours, the Planes (opens August 9th) have taken off, animatedly flying high above the beach as a small-town flyer (voiced by Dane Cook) competes against sleeker jets in an around-the-world race. As night falls, the sandy trail back to the Hollywood-inspired Elysium gets even longer for the crew, who prefer earthbound delights over outer world adventures; bypassing the Planes for a Heavenly spin on the Merry Go Round. The questionable but fun-loving family traveling by Ferris wheel shouting We’re the Millers have caught the attention of The Wolverine, who came to town to relax his superhero tentacles and work on his Marvelous tan. Our heroes and heroines have found harmony by the sea, where The Spectacular Now, also known as the Summer of 2013, has finally arrived…

The Lone Ranger (Armie Hammer, opens July 3rd) gallops into town and connects with his Native American guide Tonto (Johnny Depp), looking for justice while feeling right at home beneath his mask and among his worthy and strangely attired competition during Weird Contest Week. Throughout his summer vacation spent at a beach house, a sensitive teenager (Liam James) takes endless, inspiring Beach Walks trying to find The Way, Way Back (opens July 5th) to happiness as he copes with being bullied by his potential stepdad (Steve Carell). When Lenny (Adam Sandler) moves with his family back to his hometown, he and his childhood friends (Chris Rock, Kevin James and David Spade) realize they can be Grown Ups (2) (opens July 19th) and still indulge the child within during at day at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier. The Wolverine (Hugh Jackman, opens July 26th) takes a summer break from battling ninjas to introduce his Marvel character to other unique personalities at Character Nights on the Boardwalk. The Smurfs (2) (opens July 31st) and their human friends Patrick and Grace (Neil Patrick Frank’s Theater Moorlyn Stadium 4 Harris, Jayma Mays) plan on making new 820 Boardwalk (609) 399-0006 friends among the animated crowd during Mummers Night, but must travel to Paris to resFrank’s Theater Strand 5 cue Smurfette (voiced by Katy Perry) who has 900 Moorlyn Terrace (609) 398-6565 been captured by the evil Gargamel (Hank The Ocean City Music Pier Azzaria). on the Boardwalk at Living in The Spectacular Now (opens August Moorlyn Terrace (609) 525-9248 nd 2 ), also known as summer by the sea, a popFollow Meg the Movie Buff at

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Byron and Mary Ann

It was the seashore smell as she drove over the 9th Street Bridge heading into Ocean City that first caught her attention. “I was in love,” said Mary Ann. Coming from Havertown, Pa., it was the first time the then fifteen-year-old girl had made it onto the barrier island, accompanying her friend Janice on a visit to her grandmother’s house on 8th and Central Avenue. “Little did I know at the time, the love of my life was there waiting,” she said. It was June of 1960 and Janice and Mary Ann were dressed in their finest clothes having gone to church earlier that day. Strolling the boardwalk in their heels and dress’s the two girls peered through the dark windows of the closed storefronts that Sunday afternoon. They returned to the shore house where they changed into sneakers and comfortable clothing and made their way back up onto the boardwalk that evening because even for a Sunday, it was the place to be. Leaning against the boardwalk railing with his eyes fixed on the crashing waves of the Atlantic, a fifteen-year-old boy named Byron stood among a throng of teenagers. It was then that a young girl caught his eye. She resembled the stunning actress Annette Funichello, the “Mouseketeer” on the original Mickey Mouse Club. With boldness he approached her and introduced himself. “He had a funny name,” said Mary Ann, “It took awhile before I got used to it.” By the end of the evening, the two knew it was love at first sight. For the rest of the week they spent every evening together and danced the night away at the spot where Wonderland Pier now stands. Their days were spent on the 8th and 9th street beaches, riding bikes down 4th street to Oves for breakfast, sharing Mack & Manco Pizza and getting their pictures taken in 25¢ photo-booths. Mary Ann would sit

on the boardwalk with a bongo drum between her legs playing fun musical tunes into the night. They attended free concerts at the Music Pier and every night rode the merry-go-round together, reaching for the brass ring (which Mary Ann still has). Every night Byron would walk his lovely girlfriend back to the house on Central Avenue. Inspired by her genuine innocence, Byron’s determination of love for Mary Ann endured even as the summer of 1960 drew to an end. The two went back to school in September, Mary Ann in Pennsylvania and Byron at Ocean City High School before transferring to Mainline Regional after moving to Linwood. The couple wrote to each other and despite the expense of what was then considered “long distance calls” Byron called Mary Ann. “I was so thrilled to hear his voice,” she said. Mary Ann’s father believed the romance was just summer puppy love but little did he know the authentic treasure his daughter and Byron had discovered in each other. Four years after they happened to cross paths on the boardwalk at just the right time, the two were married. They continued to go to Ocean City and their daughter grew up summering on the island. They brought their grandchildren to the town and now, at 69, just celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary in April of 2013. “Every month we go to Ocean City for one night,” said Mary Ann. “We walk the same boardwalk, still holding hands.” The couple has traveled the world from Europe to the Hawaiian Islands and almost every state in America. But when Mary Ann reaches Ocean City her heart flutters with her treasure trove of memories. It’s where she pauses to thank God for all of the blessings and for her favorite place in the whole world.

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1880—First camp meeting held August 6 1882—First man arrested for bathing on Sunday George G. Lenning was fined $5 1903—First hurricane to hit Ocean City—September 16 1905—First bowling alley opens at Moorlyn Terrace & the Boardwalk 1906—First cannon obtained from the State of New Jersey for decoration beside the firehouse at 9th St. & Asbury Ave. 1915—First fishing pier opens at 14th St. by the Ocean City Fishing Club 1921—First beach exercise for the public held on the 10th Street beach by W. Ward Beam 1923—First hotel costing over a million dollars opens the Flanders Hotel 1927—First fire to cause over a million dollars in property damage 1929—First Olympic champion to compete in the Flanders’ pool Johnny Weissmuller 1934—First time the National Lifeguard Tournament was held in Ocean City—OCBP won 1937—First Coast Guard moves into station located near the bay 1940—First flag raising ceremony held on July 4th at the newly erected 50-foot steel flag pole in front of the Music Pier 1954—First time a picture of summer resident Grace Kelly was on the cover of LIFE magazine 1963—First zip code (zone improvement plan)—Ocean City 08226 1975—First inductees into the Ocean City Beach Patrol Hall of Fame T. John Carey, Jack G. Jernee, Tom Oves

1940 Flag raising ceremony

1954 Grace Kelly on cover of LIFE

1903 Hurricane hits Ocean City 1963 Zip code use begins

1923 Flanders Hotel

1929 Johnny Weissmuller

1905 Bowling alley opens

1921 W. Ward Beam leads beach exercises

1927 First fire to cause major damage

1937 Coast Guard moves into station near bay

1975 T. John Carey inducted into OCBP Hall of Fame



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Confined by the four walls of his bedroom, the young boy made his way down a polished wooden staircase, past his father’s study littered with copies of The Philadelphia Ledger and Evening Bulletin, and out the front door of the three story brick Victorian on west Pine Street. It was twilight and his mother had promised a trip to the park to stargaze on that clear early summer evening. Lightning bugs dotted Fairmount Park as cool air settled over the city. The boy ran to the top of a hill where he rested against a sprawling sycamore. In the distance he could see the clustered buildings and the statute of William Penn atop of City Hall towering above the skyline. The sun had settled to the west and the first few flickers of stars that had burned out thousands of years before speckled the dusk overhead. The young boy’s imagination was ablaze with the thought of no boundaries and a space that went on and on without end. By dawn the boy had assembled his belongings into a small leather trunk. The day he had been anticipating for months had arrived. Fervent voices of his parents trailed through the Victorian as he made his way downstairs to the breakfast table. His mother removed a jar of milk from their new electric refrigerator, one of the first of its kind. New factory made “white bread” was sliced into a short stack on the table and hot tea steamed from a tin kettle. The boy’s father held open the morning’s Philadelphia Ledger and slid the plate of bread

in his direction. The family was up early, packed and ready for their journey to the New Jersey coast. The boy’s father squinted through his wire-rimmed glasses at the printed report in front of him. A new class of German U-boats were said to be the most destructive oceanic weapons ever made. With the capability of crossing the Atlantic entirely underwater, harbors such as New York, Atlantic City and Cape May were possible targets. In the days that led up to their expedition, the boy’s father had decided to divert the family trip from Atlantic City to what he believed to be a safer neighboring barrier island just south of the famous seaside resort. He had never been to Ocean City but was enchanted by the idea of a less populated coast and the wreckage of a ship known as Sindia which had run aground just a few years prior. He knew that would be something his son would love to witness. Balmy summer air sizzled in ripples from the hundreds of city rooftops. The family joined the crowded throngs of people at the colossal redbrick Broad Street Station and boarded the Pennsylvania Railroad to cross the Delaware River en route to the sea. Thick black coal smoke billowed from the train, steaming southeast through the Pine Barrens. The boy’s father closed the soot covered window as they approached the coast, keeping out the summer mosquitoes. The boy watched through the glass as the train quickly passed through sea-grass and swamps. It wasn’t long before they had arrived on the island of Ocean City. A promenade of sand and crushed seashells lined the street that led to their coastal guesthouse. It was dusk and the boy could hear the steady roar coming from the beach. His hair blew furiously in the salt-air as he ran through soft, fluffy sand. The sea crashed against his feet and then sucked back, the cool water dispersing from underneath his heels. He gazed out at what seemed void of limitation and found peace in the unbounded vastness.




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The Flanders Hotel towers over the Ocean City Beach Patrol members lined up in front of their 10th Street headquarters in this 1926 postcard.

From the back of this 1923 postcard: Hotel Flanders situated on the ocean front, 11th and the Boardwalk. Built by capital of Ocean City citizens at a cost of a million and a half dollars. Capacity over 200 rooms.”

July 17, 1934

The first swimming pool at the Flanders Hotel opened on May 30, 1924. The pool drew hundreds of visitors every day, and large crowds attended the aquatic show put on by members of the Ocean City Beach Patrol.

According to this 1930s postcard, the Flanders Hotel was a good reason to come to Ocean City.

This aerial view shows the Flanders Hotel and the three pools that opened during the summer of 1929.

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to the Flanders Hotel By Fred Miller

On July 28, 1923, over 400 people attended the grand opening of the Flanders Hotel. An editorial in the August 4, 1923 issue of the Ocean City Ledger began, “The opening of the Flanders Hotel, this resort’s beautiful beach-front hostelry, last Saturday evening, was an occasion that will go down in the annals of Ocean City as most notable.” The hotel advertised in 1923: “A new, fireproof structure of 232 rooms, each with lavatory, toilet and bath facilities. Thoroughly modern, beautifully appointed and has an ideal location directly on the Boardwalk at 11th Street. All outside rooms. Two passenger and service elevators. Solariums. Open and closed porches provide 400 feet of ocean and southern exposure. Sunken Garden where refreshments will be served from The Flanders Fountain on the Boardwalk and from where the aquatic sports in the pool may be watched. Fine open-air pool and Bath Department with lockers. Hot and cold sea water baths. Golf, tennis, riding, swimming, yachting, fishing and other outdoor sports.” Today the Flanders Hotel, combines the elegance and hospitality of yesteryear with today’s finest luxuries. It has been restored to its original grandeur to become the center of activity in “America’s Greatest Family Resort.” The hotel features 95 luxurious tworoom suites, stately ballrooms, 3 restaurants and a new outdoor pool. The hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. From its earliest days, postcards of the Flanders Hotel and its pools have been favorites to send home to family and friends.

This 1950s postcard shows the Flanders’ pools, tennis courts, shuffleboard courts, miniature golf course, cabanas, and view of the Atlantic Ocean.

Until 1960, the north wing featured an open terrace the eighth floor that overlooked the pools, boardwalk and Atlantic Ocean. The front façade of the hotel changed in 1960 when Elwood Kirkman, the hotel’s owner since 1932, built a flat-roofed penthouse on the north wing.

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Ocean City Now & Then This vintage Ocean City photo was featured for a caption contest on our social networks. Aaron Jamison’s winning caption was published in our May-June issue; “All these new condos look alike!” To our surprise, the above “new condos” happen to still be standing and its owner wrote to let us know: “I was just looking through your wonderful free newspaper when lo and behold on page 48 I found a picture of our Ocean City home along with that of our neighbors. These ‘new condos’ are located at 404 and 406 16th Street. We have the same photo hanging in our kitchen and we figure it dates back to about 1903. Both are still standing with very little damage even after Hurricane Sandy. I thought maybe the person who entered it in your contest, [as well as your readers,] would be surprised to hear this information! Thanks again for the great newspaper!” ~Judy Emery

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Ocean City, N.J. written & illustrated by Peaches Lukens

Long before Europeans settled in the land now known as New Jersey; the Lenni Lenape Indians lived throughout the region. The Unalachtigo were a clan of the Lenape that lived in the southern portion of the state. These quiet, industrious people often traveled by foot down a trail that settlers referred to as the Old Cape Trail. The trail originated near where Trenton was later developed and ended in the Somers Point area.

The Walam Olum Red Record The Walam Olum is a document that came together over many years through the research of anthropologists and historians. These bark tablets record the historical migration of the Lenni Lenape, who left their ancestral home located near the borders of China, Mongolia and Russia 1,600 years before Christ. Driven by prophecy, they believed they were to resettle near a great body of water that lay to the east. They traveled by foot through China and eventually across the land bridge of the Bearing Straight and down into North America. Along the way many Lenape settled with other tribes they came in contact with who were living and working on the land. The immigrants fought wars with those who deemed them intruders. But after 9,000 miles and spanning almost 100 generations, the Lenape reached the Atlantic Ocean in the vicinity of what is now New Jersey and Delaware. The Lenape (translated ‘The Original People’) were the founding fathers of many tribal nations such as the Mohicans, Shawnee, Cree, Massachusetts, Nanticokes, Blackfoot and Cheyenne. One of the entries recorded in the Red Record by the Lenape was in 1620. “Who are they?” they asked, referring to the white men coming in their great wooden canoes. The remaining Lenape, known as The Fragment, ended this record with one last question as they were forced to move to the interior Indian Territory, “Shall we be free and happy there?” The Unalachtigo traveled great distances to hunt, fish and gather food for winter. Their travels brought them to our sores during the warm summer months. Their temporary wigwams were covered with mats made from reeds growing along the bay. They came to gather oysters, clams, crabs, mussels and fish to be later used throughout the winter. They sometimes pounded shells into powder that tempered their pottery. And they used the beautiful purple interior of the quahog clam to form ornaments and wampum (currency). European settlements eventually pushed the Unalachtigo out of the land they called Lenapehoking. The natives were ill-equipped to negotiate for land they believed could not be owned.

The Walam Olum Red Record

Though there was enough land for both European settlers and the Lenape, the settlers’ estates grew as the Indians’ camps dwindled. By the mid 1600s, the Unalachtigo were moving inland in search of new territories to locate to.


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by Rob Kulisek ummer afternoons or evenings spent cracking blue crabs can be some of the most enjoyable of the summer. Families and friends gather around tables piled high with red-orange, spice-caked crustaceans and begin to crack them open in search of the tender white meat within. Crabs can be the perfect addition to an outdoor summer party or a delightful main attraction. Either way, you must be prepared for a messy (but fun!) time in order to make it worthwhile. One bad experience can leave a person eating crab cakes for the rest of their life. With lousy crab selection and insufficient tools, the effort to get a few lumps of meat seems exhausting. And then there’s that yellowy “mustard” stuff inside that seems to freak everyone out. But fret not! Here are a few tips that will help make your Blue Crab experience more enjoyable.


Crabbing on the beach in 1913


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• EASY CLEAN-UP It is a smart idea to lay down some newspaper (not The SUN, of course!) so that you can easily clean up your eating area when you are finished. • TOOLS Have a small wooden mallet, a metal cracker, and a long pick for scraping. • WATER Also handy is a large bowl of water that should be refreshed regularly. This is used to rinse off the “yellow stuff” from inside the crab (aka the crab’s hepatopancreas), which is unhealthy to eat because of its concentrated chemical contaminants from water pollutants. • CLAWS & LEGS Twist off the claws & legs and using your mallet

or cracker, crack them open and suck out the meat or scrape the inside with your pick. Some people start with the legs and save the meatier and more savory body for last. • REMOVE THE APRON AND SHELL Start by flipping the crab upside-down and pull up the apron. Follow through and rip off the front shell. The meat will be inside, covered by entrails and inedible gills. Discard the gills and rinse your crab off. • BREAK IN TWO Hold both sides of the body in your hands and break them apart. This will make it easier to get to the meat. • ENJOY ! After all that hard work preparing, take time to search through every chamber for the most meat possible. Let no meat go to waste! Pile the meat up and enjoy it all at the end, or enjoy it as you go along.


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The blue crab’s scientific name Callinectes Sapidus actually means “Beautiful Swimmer that is Savory” • PRICE When you’re buying precooked crabs, go with the medium size. The large ones are often a lot more expensive for only slightly more meat and a lot more shell mass.



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“Happiness is the settling of the soul into its most appropriate spot (on the beach)!” ~Aristotle


Be Still

Cruise Control

with Peaches Lukens

By Lisa Woods

a Christian Women’s Workshop

Saturday, August 10, 1-4pm I’ve been coming to Ocean City for over 60 years and your paper is the best periodical I’ve ever read... covering past, present & hopefully the future of our beloved island. Your combination of stories are excellent of what makes Ocean City a unique place. Keep up the good work! ~Jack Stein “I love The OC Sun! Great stories and tons of information! Keep up the great work!” ~Mary Distefano “I enjoy The Sun. It’s a welcome addition to the community of Ocean City.“ ~Mark Soifer “Love your newspaper! It is charming, whimsical, and a breath-of-fresh air. Congratulations on year #2 of The Ocean City Sun.” ~Barbara Deaney The Sun is such a wonderful paper – I love every article. You can learn so much about Ocean City and I love the quotes on the top of the pages. I never knew or heard of Macaroni Street until I read it in your paper. ~Barbara Maglione

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Ocean City Public Library, 1735 Simpson Ave. Ocean City NJ Call 609-399-4411for more info We live in a noisy world. “Weapons of mass distraction” abound. Life can become frenzied and unravel quickly. We need a quiet place to get alone with God and be restored. This women’s workshop is built around the story of Martha and Mary found in Luke 10:46. Just as Martha was “distracted, worried and upset about many things”, even in serving God, so can we be. May we learn what Jesus meant when He credited Martha’s sister Mary with “the better thing”, for Mary sat listening to Jesus and enjoying His presence in their home. If you feel the need to slow down and “be” with God more than all you’re “doing” for God, come join us. We will focus on cultivating a deep, abiding relationship with our heavenly Father as we make a quiet space to be with Him. Can you discern His voice or are you listening to any number of other voices that influence you on a daily basis (John 10)? Are you following only Him where and when He calls or have you set about your own agenda? (Matthew 4:18) Like a child growing up under the best-of-any loving parent, may we first know who this blessed Father is, come to love and trust Him and then do what He has purposed us to do in His time. May we “be still and know that He alone is God”. Free to all women. Includes Peaches’ workbook. Please bring a bible if you have one and pen. No child care is provided and no food or beverages are permitted in the library. It is not necessary to sign up. If the Spirit prompts you to come, follow His lead.

There is nothing more liberating than cruising along at 5mph on a wide, cushiony, padded seat, arms stretched wide gripping low handle bars propelled by two thick balloon tires. The feeling is nostalgic, and not just because beach cruisers have been around for quite some time. These bicycles bring back memories of simpler times, endless summers and for many people, time spent at the beach. When visitors flood the island from Memorial to Labor Day there is no better way to travel Ocean City than by bike, unless of course you are attempting to ride the 2-1/2 mile bike lane on the boardwalk along with hundreds of other walkers, runners, and surreys doing the same. As a child, beach cruisers give you the freedom to explore from sunrise to sunset. As an adult, it’s a way to bring you back to those worry free days of youth. From transporting surfboards and basketballs to pulling trailers of children and beach supplies, they are an iconic part of Ocean City. Cruisers (also known as Boardwalk bikes) were first made popular in the U.S. during the Great Depression when bicycle sales sharply declined along with many other luxury items. Schwinn recognized the need for a durable, heavy weight bike that wouldn’t break the bank. Schwinn captured the youth market in 1933 with the motorcycle that carried no motor- Schwinn B-10 Motorbike. The balloon tires for

this motorbike were imported from Germany and are the quintessential element that survives in beach cruisers today along with the trademark aesthetics of the Aero Cycle born in 1934. Soon other U.S. bicycle manufactures followed suit, including Huffy, which featured an AM radio! During the 50’s and 60’s, sales of these single speed bikes declined rapidly. People wanted multiple gears to climb hills and lighter weight for racing. Great Britain was the first to supply the U.S. with “English Racers” until America and companies like Schwinn began making their own. Banana seat bikes and BMX bikes also took the spotlight. During this time, cruisers were mainly used only for recreational purposes on flat terrains, most commonly, the beach. Larry McNeely of Recycled Cycles in Newport Beach trademarked the name Beach Cruiser in 1976 where they found their permanent place with vacationers, beach bums and surfers. Like many things from our past, items cycle back into popularity. By 1990 there was a growing market for the traditional cruiser. Schwinn’s reissuing of the Black Phantom to commemorate the company’s 100th anniversary attracted baby boomers who recall this classic bike from their childhood. Today’s beach cruisers still offer lower prices and are manufactured by almost every major bike company. As for day-to-day care of a beach cruiser, storing them in a garage with a tarp cover, along with wiping them with a damp cloth to further prevent rusting from the salt air can only help. Ocean City understands the importance of “sharing the road” and uses a “Sharrow” symbol to designate roadways as multi-use. The Haven Avenue bike path (from 9th St to 34th St) opened in 2008 as phase one of the island’s bike route plans. Phase two will develop this route on the south end from 49th to 56th and the new Rt 52 Bridge Causeway’s pedestrian-bike path is complete and has quickly become a popular bike trail as well as a pedestrian path. Visit to learn more about bike safety and rules of the road. Happy bicycling!




“Weekends are a bit like rainbows; they look good from a distance but disappear when you get up close to them” ~John Shirley

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Valid Mondays from 1pm until 6pm. Waterpark admission is not included in this package. Adventure Pier opens at 4pm. Ghost Ship opens at 5pm.

Valid Thursdays from 1pm until 6pm excluding July 4. Adventure Pier open at 4pm. Ghost Ship opens at 5pm.

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Our best deal on Pier Ride Wristbands! Loop, spin and swing until you can’t take it anymore on ALL THREE PIERS.

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Valid Tuesdays from 1pm until 6pm. Waterpark admission is not included in this package. Adventure Pier opens at 4pm. Ghost Ship opens at 5pm.

Expires at 6pm. Available beginning July 19. Valid Fridays from 9:30am until 6pm. Adventure Pier opens at 4pm. Ghost Ship opens at 5pm.


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Light up your night by riding the rides underneath Coca-Cola’s weekly fantastic fireworks display!

Available beginning June 19. Valid Wednesdays from 1pm until 6pm. Waterpark admission is not included in this package. Xtreme rides open at 1pm. Adventure Pier opens at 4pm. Ghost Ship opens at 5pm.

Valid Fridays from 10:30pm until closing. Fireworks each Friday night at 10pm from June 28 to August 30.

Waterpark Specials Morning Special - $29 Swim and slide from park opening until 12:30pm.

After 3pm Special - $29 Sold after 3pm. Valid until park closes. Closing times and operating hours are subject to change at anytime based on various factors including weather and crowd conditions. All specials are subject to operating hours. Visit for up-to-date operating hours and complete details on all of our specials. Some restrictions apply.

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“If there is no wind, there will be no waves.” ~ Surf Proverb

Paul surfing Margate in 1965 on his first baord– a 9’6” J. Hill

Paul Breitinger surfing Margate in 1965. (above) Paul surfing at Waverly. (below) “Ever walk up to the very tip of your board and see nothing but water under you? If you have, you never foget it, and can’t wait for the next time to do it again!” -Paul Breitinger




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Joe’s Fish Co. prepares Boardwalk fare with a Morey’s flare! Stop by for a casual meal overlooking the lights and action of Surfside Pier. Enjoy the freshest seafood dishes, burgers, wraps, salads and more. Pair your meal with one of the many craft beers on tap or indulge in one of Joe’s signature margaritas. Joe’s knows lobster. Joe’s knows seafood. Joe’s knows Summer! We take boardwalk dining to the next level with a menu crafted by Executive Chef Walter Jurusz and locally sourced produce and seafood.

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written & illustrated by Peaches Lukens

WHAT’S IN A MERMAID’S PURSE? No, it isn’t waterproof mascara! The odd, black egg case of the common skate that we often find along our beach walks are also known as a “Mermaid’s Purse.” But you won’t find blush or lipstick inside. What you might find instead is a baby skate! The skate, a member of the shark family, is a small, triangular, cartilaginous fish that hovers and swims over the ocean or bay floor, similar to the larger rays. It is often caught by those fishing along the shoreline and from jetties as the skate lingers in the shallow waters just off the beach. Sometimes skates can b seen gliding within breaking waves looking like marine-like kites soaring and dipping. A single female skate can lay 66 eggs in one season. Each egg consists of a yellow yolk contained within a black, four-pronged purse. A sticky substance emitted from

the egg case collects sand and helps anchor the case to the sea floor or floating seaweed. After a three month incubation the little skate (approximately four inches wide and six inches long) emerges looking like its parent in miniature. Finding Easter eggs is fun, but a collection of Mermaid’s Purses are even better!

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59th Street & Central Aves Tues 9 AM • Weds 6:30 PM

NORTH END Ocean City-Longport Bridge Parking Lot Tues 6:30 PM • Weds 9 AM $1.00 Adults .50¢ Children Tickets may be purchased on-site.

• Wood and Metal Wall Sculptures • Seaside Accents, Lamps and Furniture • Fun Family Beach Portraits (Quick Turn-Around)

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“He stretches out the north over the sea and hangeth the earth upon nothing.”

Rob Kulisek perched on the nose. Photo by Keith Novosel featured in Vol. 18, No. 2 of The Surfer’s Journal

~Job 26:7




“You are good, O Lord.” ~Psalm 25:7 July thru Labor Day Ocean City, NJ Churches

St Damien Parish of Ocean City

609-399-0648 St Frances Cabrini 2nd & Atlantic Ave.

Central Ocean City Union Chapel

Sat 4:30 Sun 8, 9:30, 11 Spanish Mass Sun 6pm Mon-Sat 8:30am

32nd Street & Central Aves. Dawn Patrol Worship 8am Sunday School 9am Worship 10am

Coastal Christian

St Augustine 13th & Wesley Ave Sat 5:00 Sun 7:30, 9, 10:15, 11:30 Mon-Fri 7am

300 8th Street & West Ave. Sunday: 8:30am & 10:30am Thurs: 7pm 609-399-4747 Cornerstone Community Church 810 Asbury Ave., Ocean City Sunday 9am 609-399-7527 2nd Chance Thrift Shop

First Presbyterian Church of Ocean City 701 Wesley Avenue, Ocean City Praise Worship 8:45am Sunday School 9am Worship 10:30am & 6pm 609-399-1833

Holy Trinity Episcopal

30th & Bay, Ocean City Saturday 5:30pm Sunday 8 & 10am 609.399.1019

Macedonia United Methodist 951 Simpson, Ocean City Sunday 11 am 609-399-9317

Our Lady of Good Counsel

Ocean City Tabernacle

550 Wesley Ave, Ocean City Sun Worship 8:30 & 10:30am Concerts 7pm 609-399-1915

Shiloh Baptist Churh

7th Street & Simpson Ave, Ocean City Sunday School 9am Sunday 11am 609-399-4281

of North Wildwood 7th & New Jersey Aves. Open 7 Days 8am-9pm

1-800-AMISH-AVE (264-7428)


40th & Central Ave. Mon-Fri 4pm Sat 4:00 Sun 7:45, 9:15, 10:30, 11:45,

ST. James A.M.E. 200 E. 7th Street, Ocean City Sundays 11am & 3:30pm 609-399-3099

St. John Lutheran Church 1001 Central Avenue, Ocean City Sunday 8am & 10am Weds 5pm 609-399-0798

St. Peter's United Methodist 501 E. 8th Street, Ocean City Sun Comm. ~ Chaplet 8am Praise Worship 9am Sunday School 9:45am Trad. Service 10:45am 609-399-2988

On-Site Butcher

USDA Black Angus, Homemade Sausage & Scrapple Sliced to Order Lunchmeats

Tabernacle Baptist Church 8th Street & West, Ocean City 609-399-6177

Ocean City Baptist Church 603 E. 10th Street, Ocean City Sun School 9:30am Worship 10:45am, 6pm 609-399-2261

Amish Market


Union Chapel by-the-sea 55th Street & Asbury Ave, Sun 10am 398-1563

HOPE 3808 Rt. 9S Rio Grande 609-886-7022

Barbecue Pit

Find Help and Healing DivorceCare support group Tues 7pm-9pm at Seaview Baptist Church, 2025 Shore Rd., Linwood, NJ. 609-601-2718 The church page is printed compliments of The SUN with blessings. To change or add to your church’s listing, please call 609 522 2721.

Healthy Grab & Go Meals

Rotisserie Chicken • Smoked Ribs Pork • Wings • Turkey Legs Many Hot Sides to Choose from! Pickled Products • Jams & Jellies • Pasta Salads • Cucumber Salad Baked Beans • Cheeses

Salad Bar with 45 Toppings

Pregnancy Center 321 West Ave. Ocean City 609-398-9449

Baked Goods, Baked Fresh Daily! Fresh Donuts • Pies • Cookies • Bagels • Fruit Breads & More

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99¢ Coffee Any Size Cup Breakfast & Gourmet Sandwiches (Eat in or Take out) •Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice, Lemonades, Grapefruit Juice • Fruit Smoothies • Fresh Cut Flowers

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“The past can’t see you, but the future is listening.” ~ Terri Guillemets

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Notes from the Ocean City Historical Museum Ocean City Community Center 1735 Simpson Avenue Ocean City, NJ 08226 609 399-1801

MUSEUM hours Tuesday through Friday 10:00 to 4:00 Saturday, 11:00 to 2:00

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Summer Lecture Series

Exhibit Opening July 12: In partnership with the Ocean City Fishing Club, the Museum will be hosting an exhibit about the Fishing Club’s history since the organization is celebrating its 100th anniversary. While the fabulous Ocean City Fishing Club trophy is always on exhibit, it’s often missed by visitors. This will be a great opportunity to learn about the group that once awarded the cup every year. July 11 Ocean City History: Questions & Answers Panel Discussion. Ocean City Arts Center July 18 Jersey Shore Food History. Author: Karen L. Schnitzspahn. Ocean City Arts Center July 25 New Jersey: From the Beginning. Speaker: Al Crescenzo. Ocean City Arts Center August 1 Tracing your House’s History. Speaker: Rita Marie Fulginiti. Stainton Senior Center August 8 Songs and Stories of Old Sailing Days. Performer: Matthew Dodd. Stainton Senior Center Executive Director Ocean City Historical Museum

Thursday evenings at 7pm August 15 Collecting the Jersey Shore. Speaker: Dennis Myers. Stainton Senior Center August 22 Rolling Pins, Pie Birds and Sweet Treats. Speakers: Joan Ferko, and Carol Dotts. Stainton Senior Center August 29 OC Beauty Pageant in Film. Speaker: Matthew Seng. Stainton Senior Center September 2 Ocean City: Then & Now. Speaker: Michael McMahon. Stainton Senior Center Don’t forget to check out our new audio tour! Thanks to the help of the Ocean City Community Center Association and the FosterKarney Foundation, the Museum has created an Audio Tour for our visitors. You can access the tour recordings through your cell phone, so there is no added cost. We think it’s a great way to experience the museum “a la carte.” You can pick which stops to listen to and skip the ones you wish to check out another time. Special thanks to Roy Gillian, Al

Crescenzo, Jean Bell, Dot Turner, Margaret Schock, Steve and Mary Ann Gring, Paul and Ruth Anselm, Lou Davis, George Ingram, Edwina Wagner, and Richard Stanislaw for their help in recording the audio tour stops.

Available at every bookstore and the Ocean City Historical Museum



Ocean City has been called America’s Greatest Family Resort since the slogan was adopted by the chamber of commerce in 1920. But it has always been a gathering place for families, beginning in 1879 when the Lake family came here to build a Christian Seaside Resort. Since those early years, Ocean City has evolved into a community of diverse people, with the value of family still holding strong. While famous people, such as actress Grace Kelly and author Gay Talese, called Ocean City home, most of the people in this book are ordinary citizens. Many of these families are third and fourth generation. Some trace their roots back to the Lakes, others have grandparents or great-grandparents who came here as immigrants. Still others have moved here more recently; all contribute to making Ocean City a wonderful place to live and work. Author Bio: Fred and Susan Miller have written four other books for Arcadia about Ocean City history. Many of the photographs come from their own collection or from the collections in the Ocean City Historical Museum, where Fred is a past president. Other pictures have been shared by friends and neighbors, those members of the community who keep Ocean City truly America’s greatest family resort.

Dover Fishing Club of Philadelphia wins the Cup, again, c. 1937 Courtesy of the Ocean City Historical Museum




“Enjoy yourself. These are the “good old days” you’re going to miss in the years ahead.” ~Anon.

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“If you swear while you are fishing, you will not catch any fish.” - Old Dutch Proverb

38th Annual

Boys & Girls Surf Fishing Tournament August 10, 2013 Save the Date! Save the Date! Registration 9-10am Tournament 10 am-12noon

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These happy anglers won top honors in the 1980 Boys and Girls Surf Fishing Tournament, sponsored by the Ocean City Fishing Club and the City’s Department of Recreation.

By George Ingram ggggggggggggggggggg 8 to 10 years; 11 to 13 years; This is a message for all you parents categories: and 14 to 16 years. Prizes are also doand grandparents of youngsters who are between the ages of 8 and 16: on Saturday, August 10, wrest the kids away from their texting and video games, and drive them to the North End Beach by the Ocean City-Longport Bridge. That’s the location for the 38th annual Boys and Girls Surf Fishing Tournament, an event sponsored by the 100-year-old Ocean City Fishing Club (OCFC) and the City’s Department of Recreation. Full disclosure—I’m a trustee of OCFC, the oldest continuously operating fishing club in America. But even if I wasn’t, I’d still be tub-thumping this tournament, which is one of Ocean City’s great summertime activities for young people. It’s so popular that many of the boys and girls return year after year until they reach the ripe old age of 17 and are no longer eligible to participate. On the north beach three years ago, I met a mother, Sue Curran, who had competed in the tournament in the 1970s. She was returning in 2010 with her son, Andrew, for his turn to try to win a trophy in the contest. That tells you something. Here’s what will happen this August 10: registration is 9-10 am. The tournament takes place from 10 am to noon. Unlike OCFC’s annual tournaments for teams and individuals, there are no assigned spots for the young anglers. They get to choose where they want to fish, within a wide swath of beach marked by blue and gold OCFC pennants. At the conclusion of the Boys & Girls Tournament, awards are presented for first, second, and third places in three age

nated by generous area merchants who understand the importance of activities like this one. And, incredibly, it’s free! “All the youngsters have to do is bring their own bait, lures, rods, and reels,” advises the tournament chairman, Ralph Miller, of Ocean City and West Chester, PA. Ocean View resident Margaret Feil, OCFC’s secretary, is in charge of organizing the registrations. Many of Miller’s and Feil’s colleagues from the fishing club will be on hand to measure each fish the kids catch, and I’ll be there to play reporter and photographer. Fish that don’t meet the state’s minimum lengths are still measured but returned immediately to the water. Parents of younger children are permitted to bait hooks with smelly bait and cast rods. (In case you are interested, on the morning of the tournament this year, there will be an incoming tide for roughly the first hour.) During the 2012 event, the kids reeled in a total of 113 fish, including summer flounder, kingfish, weakfish, sea bass, spot, sand sharks, and the oyster crackers. If bad weather interferes with the tournament, the rain date is the following Saturday, August 17. For those parents and grandparents who, for whatever reason, can’t make this tournament, here’s my advice: resolve to take a kid fishing sometime soon. It’ll be an experience that he and she just might treasure for a lifetime.




“Life is not always what one wants it to be, but to make the best of it, as it is, is the only way of being happy.”~Jennie Jerome Churchill

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