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Another Tourism Brochure

Here’s another tourism brochure. Also, if you search back to April 2010 you will find a vintage tourism brochure that was published by the Central Committee of the Barnegat Bay Boards of Trade. Use your mouse to enlarge each view.

Seaside Heights Tourism Brochure

Tourism brochure… back and front…use your mouse to enlarge each view.


Family Album Beach Day Part 2

More photographs from the same family album…

Lifesaving Station No. 109

Well, I guess it was inevitable that I would find a typographical error in my book (thankfully a minor one). Ugh! That’s right…there is a reference in the top view on page 92 incorrectly identifying the Coast Guard Life Saving building as Station No. 9 when it should have stated Station No. 109. I must have lost the “1” and “0” during the editing process and just never picked it up despite proofreading the book at least a dozen times. Anyway, I’d like to mention here that Andrew J. Jackson and D. Gail Anderson provide an excellent history of the Toms River lifesaving service in their 1998 book Sea Side Park, Memories & Remembrances. They noted that the building was originally known as Station No. 13 but was later changed to Station No. 109.


Seaside Heights Beach Patrol Photo (1950s)

Lifeguard Group Photo 1950s

I personally only recognize the three Boyd brothers in this photograph from the 1950s. Hugh J. (“Junie”) Boyd, Jr. is second from the left; Capt. John Boyd and Joseph Boyd are fifth and sixth, respectively, from the left.

Please let me know if you can identify any of the other lifeguards. I would be happy to post their names here.

Capt. John J. Boyd

Capt John BoydCapt. John Boyd stands on the boardwalk at lifeguard headquarters next to the Beach Patrol’s jeep.

Capt. Boyd was a World War II Navy veteran. He lived for many years in Seaside Heights before moving to Pelican Island.

Did you know that Capt. Boyd played football with Temple University and participated in the first Sugar Bowl played in New Orleans during the 1930s? Or that Atlantic City High School, where he served as longtime football coach, named its football stadium after him?