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An unusual history of Long Beach Island, New Jersey told by one of the early inhabitants, the mayor of Barnegat City. The story is made all the more interesting by the author's deceased grandfather who relates this history to his grandson from beyond the grave. The story will amuse and amaze because it contains previously unknown facts about the infamous Jersey coast. The great Oceanic Hotel and the Barnegat Lighthouse are front-and-center in the drama; so is Prohibition and all the chicaneries of the rum runners and politicians. The Great Depression is also a part of the story. The book is accurately drawn from primary source material furnished by Thomas Jay France before his death. One of the famous contributors to the book is Herbert Hoover (before he was president) as Secretary of Commerce. His letters and others are printed as written.