Author: Stu

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Lucy the Elephant

Most people look at you funny if you tell them there’s a 6 story elephant near Atlantic City. Lucy was built in 1881 to attract… read more Lucy the Elephant

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Paulinskill Viaduct

I’ve heard about this one for years. I was happy to finally get to it. I must say it was much bigger than I expected…. read more Paulinskill Viaduct

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Barnegat Lighthouse Statue

This statue of the creator of the Barnegat Lighthouse, or “Old Barney”, has a dumb but somewhat charming ‘ghost’ story attached to it. Allegedly on… read more Barnegat Lighthouse Statue

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Quick Stop

Yes, we’re dorks. While driving back from our latest Sandy Hook trip, Annie yelled, “Quick Stop! Quick Stop!” If you have no idea what the… read more Quick Stop

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Double Trouble

Not much to say about this one. I came here originally to get some better pics of the Crabbe Cemetery, but I figured since Allaire,… read more Double Trouble

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Allaire Village

Allaire was the home of Howell Ironworks from the early to mid 1800’s. Once it was realized coal from Pennsylvania was more practical than bog… read more Allaire Village

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Whitesbog Village

Whitesbog was founded around 1870 and produced a blueberries & cranberries well into the 20th century. The town is surprisingly well-preserved. The general store even… read more Whitesbog Village

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In Wharton State Forest is another restored town, Batsto. Batsto was a bog iron & glassmaking town from the 1760’s to the 1860’s. There are… read more Batsto