Photographs of Old Barnegat City

Courtesy of the Barnegat Light Historical Society

Barnegat City's First Life-Saving Station

The original lifesaving station in Barnegat City which became the first U.S. Coast Guard Station.

Heading Home from a Rescue

A Coast Guard crew with their lifeboat on the beach at Barnegat City c.1907.

Barnegat City

A view of Barnegat City from the top of the Barnegat Lighthouse c. 1910 looking southeast.
The original Coast Guard Station is by the ocean in the center of the photograph.
The Oceanic Hotel, which dominates the view, was eventually washed away by the encroaching sea.
Note the engine and cars in the center of the picture.
Barnegat City was the end of the line for the Tuckerton Railroad on the north end of Long Beach Island.
The street intersection is Central Avenue (the Boulevard) and Fourth Street.

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