Local author tells the history of the area using stunning, vintage images

somers pointSomers Point, NJ  The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series is Somers Point from local author Lynn Newsome MacEwan. The book boasts more than 200 vintage images and memories of days gone by.

Situated close to the Atlantic coast and bordered by the Great Egg Harbor Bay and the Patcong Creek, Somers Point was a New Jersey center for shipbuilding and many of its residents were clammers, fishermen and sea captains. Somers Point is the oldest settlement in Atlantic County and home to the oldest residential structure there as well.

Somers Mansion was constructed in 1725 and overlooks the Great Egg Harbor Bay; it is a three-story building made of brick in the Flemish bond pattern. The Somers Mansion Historic Site, dedicated in 1942, is currently managed by the State of New Jersey. From the 1930s until the early 1980s, Bay Avenue was the musical heart of the town, highlighting big-band greats to rock-and-roll acts.

Somers Point showcases the rich maritime and community history of this New Jersey bay town.

Topics covered in Somers Point include:

  • Along the Bay
  • Around the Circle
  • Transportation
  • Around Town
  • Along Shore Road
  • Patriotism
  • Churches
  • Sports
  • Memories of School Years
  • Advertisements and Entertainment

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or online

Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States.  Our mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America’s people and places.  Have we done a book on your town?  Visit http://www.arcadiapublishing.com.