Monday, May 28, 2007

New Jersey Fun Stuff

Walpack Center

A super awesome abandoned town. The government bought it in the 60s and kicked everyone out so they could create a new reservoir. But then they didn't create a new reservoir. Sweet.

Lucy the Elephant
Margate, NJ.

"A spectacle that according to historians made many coastwise seamen of the tramp ships from the West Indies swear off their rum rations for days."

Download and listen to the Lucy Jingle here.

Cape May
Cape May, NJ is awesome for the following reasons:

1. The Atlantis
One of 12 concrete ships in service during World War I. It sunk (obviously) and you can still see it sticking out:

2. WWII Bunker

The bunker was built by the US Army Corps of Engineers during the early months of the Second World War. It contained heavy artillery and was manned by a rotating detail of naval gunnery crews, who spent hours on end scanning the horizon for enemy surface ships and submarines. Super cool.

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