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Town of Tuckerton, U.S. Highway 9 & County Road 539, Tuckerton, Ocean County, NJ



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Item Title


Location
U.S. Highway 9 & County Road 539, Tuckerton, NJ

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS NJ-1030
Building/structure dates: 1700
Significance: Founded as Quakertown in the early 18th century, Tuckerton prospered as a port, shipping essential commodities to inland communities. The town also has a prosperous tourist industry, serving as a mainland stop for visitors traveling to Tucker's Island , or Sea Haven and Beach Haven. In the early 20th century, Tuckerton gained fame when the U.S. Navy seized the Goldschmidt Wireless radio tower, which the Germans had been building, and used it for communication operations during World War I.

Subjects
Cities & Towns


Related Names
Tucker, Ebenezer


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. TUCKERTON WIRELESS, RADIO ROAD, PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF CONCRETE FOUNDATION OF RADIO STANTION WITH WIRELESS BUILDING AND SMOKESTACK IN BACKGROUND, LOOKING NORTH
2. MILL SITE, SOUTHEAST CORNER OF WEST MAIN STREET AND WATER STREET, GENERAL VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST


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