Seaside Park NJ

May 24, 2014

Seaside Park is a borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States.

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Seaside Park is situated on the Barnegat Peninsula, a long, narrow barrier peninsula that separates Barnegat Bay from the Atlantic Ocean.

The first inhabitants of the barrier island were Lenape Native Americans who came in search of fish, crabs, clams, and scallops. They called this area “Seheyichbi,” meaning land bordering the ocean. The Atlantic Ocean provided more than food, these people began using shells in place of wooden beads as their form of currency. These Native Americans, who stayed during the summer and went inland for winter, were part of the principal Algonquian tribe that lived mainly in and around the North American Seaboard. The Algonquians in New Jersey called themselves “Lenni Lenape”, which means “original people.”

The area surrounding the peninsula were described by Henry Hudson, in 1609, as “…a great lake of water, as we could judge it to be … The mouth of the lake hath many shoals, and the sea breaketh on them as it is cast out of the mouth of it.” The name of the peninsula is derived from that of the adjacent inlet and bay, which were originally named in 1614 “Barendegat,” or “Inlet of the Breakers,” by Dutch settlers, referring to the waterway’s turbulent channel.

On March 8, 1962, Seaside Park was affected by a nor’easter that had churned offshore for two days. The storm, which destroyed a learge section of the borough’s boardwalk, is variously referred to as the Ash Wednesday Storm, the Five High Storm and the Great March Storm of 1962.

A second Camera is located at Seaside Heights here.

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