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Old Lifeguard Headquarters

There are many reasons why I love this postcard…first – the old lifeguard headquarters on Sumner Ave. and memories of the great lifeguard teams led by Capt. John Boyd and Capt. Hugh “Junie” Boyd…second – if you magnify this view with your mouse you can see how Ocean Terrace ended at the Casino Pier building forcing traffic to turn left…third – memories of the Bluebird beach attendants…and lastly, the beach is packed with people!            

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?