The S.S. Morro Castle disaster is one of the strangest and most fascinating disasters in American history. On September 5, the Morro Castle departed Havana, Cuba, headed for New York. For two days there were no problems, but on the third day tragedy of multiple kinds befell the four-year-old luxury liner. The ship was metContinue reading “S.S. Morro Castle Disaster”
The Captain’s Table was seafood restaurant located on Hollywood Road and Toledo Ave in Wildwood Crest, New Jersey. The restaurant, with a nautical-themed decor opened in July 1963. The building was erected in the shape of a ship and the entrance, which faced the Atlantic Ocean, was at the “bow” of the “ship.” There wereContinue reading “Menu from The Captain’s Table – Wildwood Crest, New Jersey”
It’s the return of Found Photo Friday. This week features 11 slides in found back in 2009 of a woman named Elsie Bolcar from Haledon, New Jersey. I don’t know if these photos were shot for a contest or some other reason, but they show young Elsie in a variety of poses and outfits.
For more than 80 years, Cinelli’s Country House restaurant was a Cherry Hill, New Jersey landmark. Originally opened in 1909 by Julio Cinelli as a restaurant and bar in a farmhouse on a 7 acre plot of land, the restaurant was a family affair. Julio’s wife was the cook. The restaurant was known for its 25 centContinue reading “Cinelli’s Country House – Cherry Hill, New Jersey”
The Peter Pan Motel, located at 1 Rutherford Plaza on Route 3 in East Rutherford, New Jersey was a fairly simple motel with a pretty great sign. Advertising itself as the last motel before New York City, the motel offered buses to the city and tours of the area. It appears to have opened inContinue reading “Peter Pan Motel – East Rutherford, New Jersey”