Cape May Landmarks
Spring Presbyterian Church
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.
War II Bunker
Cape May Point
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.
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.
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.
Atlantus, Sunset Beach
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.