Longport Boardwalk early 20th Century

Longport also had a boardwalk in the 20th Century. It was connected to Margate’s and the Ventnor /AC Boardwalks as well. This Island spanning BW was what made our Island unique in that era and gave rise to the phrase still used even today about Atlantic City’s World Famous BW. Nothing like it existed anywhere else on the planet back in that era. Unfortunately, that BW was destroyed in 1944 by an infamous Hurricane of that time. Longport and Margate subsequently chose not to rebuild their BWS. This is one of the only photos I’ve ever seen of the Longport section of that BW. Maybe after Margate rebuilds its BW Longport might opt to do the same?

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