In Sea Isle City
A refreshing Story appeared in the “Press of Atlantic City” on 12/8/07 A 12 year
old girl from Nashville Tenn had the
opportunity to be on last years NJ
Lighthouse Challenge tour with her grandmother who lives in NJ She just
happened to be studying Lighthouses in school and wrote a story about her trip.
Through a friend in her 4H Club, she picked Ludlum Beach Lighthouse as a
service learning project and is raising money for it. According to her
grandmother the children were all for it. Most of the people at home are
involved in the music industry and all of the parents are behind the effort
Rumor has it that Ludlum was destroyed
in a hurricane and that it was long
gone. Built in 1885 it was taken out of service in 1924 and sold for material
in 1924. Later moved to 34th and Landis Ave. made into a residence and
moved again in the 1940’s to its present location 3414 Landis Ave.. Bob Uhrmann,
founder of the Friends of Ludlum Beach Lighthouse, said he is looking for a
place to move it. Phillip Bur III has written an historical account of the
lighthouse, recently made contact with the 1st Keeper Joshua Hand. Reeves’ great-great
grandson in California.
Bay Day Outreach
A very successful day profiling DBLHKFA activities and
passing out information.
The same ole’ crew of volunteers, VP Dusty Pierce
Rod and Maxine Mulligan, Peggy Stapleford, President Angelo and Jean Jones
By Rod Mulligan
June 8th I took a trip to Havre de Grace Maryland to visit the
Concord Point Lighthouse. I arrived at the Havre de Grace Maritime
Museum around noon.
1924 Chesapeake Bay Crabbing Skiff
The Concord Light didn’t open until 1 p.m. so the
ladies of the museum suggested I visit the Skipjack Martha Lewis, whose
home-port adjoins the Museum. In a short span of time, we were sailing on the
upper Chesapeake Bay, I thought I was in
heaven for about 3 hours..
Under the direction of Capt. Craig, with his lady 1st mate and deckhand, we
had an enjoyable afternoon.
The wench used to haul the oyster dredges aboard.
Harvesting oysters on the Chesapeake was entirely
different than the method used in Delaware Bay
even though the result was the same. Havre de Grace was vital to the shellfish
industry as was our own Port Norris/Bivalve/Shellpile
To be continued Next Issue: Concord Point Lighthouse
and Turkey Point Lighthouse