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Cold Spring Presbyterian Church

Historic church and cemetery

The church was founded by whalers in 1714. "Old Brick", as it's known, was built in 1823. Services are still held weekly. The historic cemetery holds one of the largest concentrations anywhere of Mayflower descendants. It's on Seashore Road, north of Townbank Road, in Cold Spring (609) 884-4065. Click for more info.

World War II Bunker

Cape May Point State Park

The lighthouse is not the only historic structure at Cape May Point State Park. Constructed during World War II on the beach, this bunker was meant to protect the Delaware Bay from possible invasion. The ocean is slowly eroding the ground under it.

Old Court House

Cape May Court House

This Court House was built in 1849 when county freeholders in what was then called Middletown wanted a new court house. It became the third court house. in what became known as Cape May Court House. On Main St., next to the larger, present day County Court House.

Congress Hall

Cape Island's original hotel

The original Congress Hall was one of the first big hotels on Cape Island in the early 1800's. After the fire of 1878, the hotel was rebuilt, using bricks. This venerable relic of Cape May's early history is undergoing yet another reconstruction this year. Beach Drive at Congress St., Cape May. Click for more info.

Concrete Ship

The Atlantus, Sunset Beach

This concrete ship has been sinking since it broke loose during a storm in the 1920's. No amount of budging can free her. Each year, a little less of the Atlantus is visible.. The ship was one of just a few experimental concrete craft built duriing World War I when steel was hard to get.

 

 

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