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Cape May County - by Joseph E Salvatore MD & Joan E Berkey (Hardcover)

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Specifications

Number of Pages: 130

Genre: History

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing Library Editions

Book theme: State & Local, Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA)

Author: Joseph E Salvatore MD & Joan E Berkey

Language: English

Street Date: April 3, 2017
TCIN: 78497843
UPC: 9781540215321
Item Number (DPCI): 247-04-4328

Description

New Jersey s historic Cape May County, on a peninsula situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Delaware Bay, was named for Cornelis Mey (later May), a Dutch captain who sailed past her shores in the early 1600s. English-speaking whalers and farmers from New England settled here in the late 1600s, buying large tracts they called plantations. Shipbuilding became an important industry in the 19th century, employing hundreds who crafted sloops and schooners used for coastal trading. Although Cape Island (now Cape May City) was advertised in the late 1700s as a popular, healthy place for sea bathing, the barrier islands remained largely uninhabited until train service from Philadelphia was established in 1863. With thousands of visitors arriving daily by rail during the summer season, the seaside resorts of Ocean City, Sea Isle City, Strathmere, Avalon, Stone Harbor, and the Wildwoods blossomed. Today, tourism is the county s largest industry, as vacationers enjoy both its 30 miles of beaches and the mainland s quaint historic villages."
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