North Jersey History & Genealogy Center

Exploring the Shore

Guides for Research-Pathfinders

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Exploring the Shore

Books from our Collection:

Shore History:

New Jersey Shipwrecks: 350 Years in the Graveyard of the Atlantic.Buchholz, Margaret Thomas
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The Jersey Shore. Cunningham, John
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Up and Down the Beach. Methot, June
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Down the Jersey Shore. Roberts, Russell
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Boardwalk Memories: Tales of the Jersey Shore. Salvini, Emil R.
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Shore Chronicles: Diaries and Travelers’ Tales from the Jersey Shore, 1764-1955.
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The Jersey Shore. Wilson, Harold F.
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Shore Pictorial & Photography:

Four Seasons at the Shore: Photographs of the Jersey Shore.
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Dick LaBonte: Paintings of the Jersey Shore and More. LaBonte, Dick
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To the Shore once More: A Portrait of the Jersey Shore: Prose, Poetry and Works of Art. (2 volumes)
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 Asbury Park, N.J., postcard, circa 1900


Cape May County, New Jersey: The Making of an American Resort Community. Dorwart, Jeffrey M.
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By the Beautiful Sea: The Rise and High Times of that Great American Resort, Atlantic City. Funnell, Charles E.
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Two Centuries of History on Long Beach Island. Lloyd, John Bailey
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Victorian Summers at the Grand Hotels of Long Branch, NJ. Moss, George H.
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Asbury Park’s Glory days: The Story of an American Resort. Pike, Helen C.
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Spring Lake, Revisited: A Portrait of the Victorian Era at the Jersey Shore. Smith, Patrick
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Atlantic City Elephant, circa 1910

Guidebooks and Travel:

New Jersey Coastwalks. Bennett, D.W.
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New Jersey’s Coastal Heritage: a guide. DiIonno, Mark
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Sentinels of the Shore: A Guide to the Lighthouses and Lightships of New Jersey. Gately, Bill
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Guide to the Jersey shore.
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The Beach Bum’s Guide to the Boardwalks of New Jersey. Handschuch, Richard
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Avon by the Sea postcard, circa 1910

Online Sources:

The Cool Room (Underwater Weather for the NJ Coast)

New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route