Well-known for its hunting, fishing, and seafaring capabilities, the town of Barnegat, New Jersey, was also once a thriving center of industry and modern technology.
Steam locomotives once raged through the pines, and over 4000 boats were built at the Perrine Boat Works. A downtown business district thrived, and cottage industries--such as glass blowing and silkworm cultivation--also left their marks. The history of the Barnegat area, vividly chronicled in this marvelous photographic history by Kevin Hughes, is a truly varied and fascinating one.
About the Author
Author Kevin Hughes, a resident of Barnegat, is a frequent contributor to local newspapers on the subjects of local history and antiques. The pictures in this volume have been drawn from Mr. Hughes' personal collection as well as the private holdings of other area residents. Barnegat: Life by the Bay represents a meaningful contribution to the printed history of this charming and vibrant Jersey Shore community.