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By John Bailey

ISBN-10: 1461037816

ISBN-13: 9781461037811

Cape Island, The Jewel of the Jersey Shore is a accomplished, chronological background of Cape may possibly, New Jersey. It brings the folks of town to lifestyles and tells the tales of these Cape Islanders, who, during the a long time, created the fascinating beach village that we discover this day on the southernmost tip of recent Jersey. they're a rugged band of people who begun through stubbornly carving out a lifestyles from a cluster of whaler farmers’ houses on an uncovered strip of hurricane lashed sand dunes, and advanced their lot into the Queen of beach Resorts.

About ten years in the past John and Bernie Haas, the writer of Cape may perhaps journal and, have been chatting approximately Cape may possibly background. Bernie acknowledged, in passing, that we would have liked a brand new model of the booklet approximately Cape could that Lewis Townsend Stevens wrote in 1897, historical past of Cape may well County. these phrases positioned a course of action into John’s head that he couldn’t shake. He begun the lengthy trek of analysis, interpreting, and writing that eventually ended in Cape Island, The Jewel of the Jersey Shore. Stevens’ publication leads to 1897. John’s publication leads to 2011. The publication is richly illustrated with John’s watercolors, drawings, pictures, and postcard assortment. it's thoroughly listed and encompasses a complete directory of resource references. it's a riveting reliable learn, compatible for the seashore or the espresso desk, but it's meant to be a resource record for Cape could researchers a long way into the future.

Like Stevens’, John’s ebook starts with the local americans that resorted to Cape Island lengthy prior to the 1st eu explorers even considered crossing the Atlantic. It makes a speciality of the contributors and personalities of these that explored the Island, those who owned land at the Island, and those who constructed the Island.

As with so much land’s-end/island groups, Cape Island has attracted strange humans; self sustaining, loose considering participants that could undergo its not easy situation uncovered to the vagaries of the amazing ocean and its titanic storms. Cape Islanders are a continual bunch that tenaciously rebuilds after each hearth or flood that torments them. this is often their tale, a chronicle that incorporates adventurers, whalers, farmers, fishermen, artists, authors, poets, musicians, actors, lighthouse keepers, innkeepers, shopkeepers, squaddies, sailors, preachers, and politicians all dwelling one by one, or side-by-side and shoulder-to-shoulder - the lengthy suntanned line of Cape Islanders. discover their unfolding tale from the 1st local americans that lived the following via those who shaped its Victorian
rebirth and its newest house phase.

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