NJ 1920 coastal aerials are now available


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Jul 31, 2004
Ben's Branch, Stephen Creek
This is just a narrow strip of aerials that runs down the coast, but it looks pretty interesting....


"Photograph date is believed to be 1920, based upon hand-written notation on some of the storage envelopes. In addition, photo 012 shows Turtle Gut Inlet to be open, and the inlet closed naturally in 1921. Source of original images: photographic archives of the Beach Erosion Board (predecessor of the former Coastal Engineering Research Center), presently stored at the Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory, Engineer Research and Development Center, in Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA. Original image condition: variable. These prints look like they were made quickly because many of the negatives are crooked on the photographic paper. Most are low contrast and show fading and discoloration. Printed on single-weight glossy paper. The printing date is unknown."


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Feb 20, 2004
Pestletown, N.J.
I looks like there was a manmade wall structure on the back side of Turtle Gut Inlet in 1920 . According to the map information in the link, the inlet disappeared on its own in 1921. Cool stuff.
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