Situated close to the Atlantic coast and bordered by the Great Egg Harbor Bay and the Patcong Creek, Somers Point was a New Jersey center for shipbuilding, and many of its residents were clammers, fishermen, and sea captains. Somers Point is the oldest settlement in Atlantic County and home to the oldest residential structure there as well. Somers Mansion was constructed in 1725 and overlooks the Great Egg Harbor Bay; it is a three-story building made of brick in the Flemish bond pattern. The Somers Mansion Historic Site, dedicated in 1942, is currently managed by the State of New Jersey. From the 1930s until the early 1980s, Bay Avenue was the musical heart of the town, highlighting big-band greats to rock-and-roll acts. Somers Point showcases the rich maritime and community history of this New Jersey bay town.
|Publisher:||Arcadia Publishing SC|
|Product dimensions:||6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.38(d)|
About the Author
Lifelong resident Lynn Newsome MacEwan has worked for the City of Somers Point for more than 20 years. She collected photographs from family, residents, friends, and her personal collection for this unique look at the community. Through these images, readers can explore the charm of this quaint bay village.