Monthly Archives for December 2019

Cape Mays Sunset Beach Wreck of the S.S. Atlantus

Cape May News - admin - December 1, 2019

At Sunset Beach in Cape May, NJ, you can see the remains of the S.S. Atlantus sticking out the Delaware Bay. The ship was one of a few experimental ships made of concrete that were built during World War I. It has been slowly receding into the bay since it snapped loose during a storm and ran aground in 1926. It has been receding into the bay ever since.

The S.S. Atlantus was one of a dozen concrete ships that were built, and it criss-crossed the Atlantic several times, hauling cargo and troops. But when steel again became available, the S.S. Atlantus was mothballed.

Historical Marker and Concrete Ship S.S. Atlantus.

In 1926 she was docked in Cape May when a storm broke her loose and ran her aground, just off of Sunset Beach. She couldn’t be pried off of the bottom because she was made of, well, concrete. For the last 90+ years her slowly crumbling hulk has been a tourist attraction, although not much of her is left above water.

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Train Tracks of Cape May Sunset Beach

Cape May News - admin - December 1, 2019

In 2014 a major storm hit Southern New Jersey. Many beaches saw massive erosion. In Cape May two pairs of train tracks dating back to the early 1900s appeared on Sunset Beach.

To view the tracks it is best to wait until low tide. The tracks will only appear during a low tide.

Train tracks constructed more than 100 years ago have reappeared in the sands along the Delaware Bay near Sunset Beach.

The track’s rusted rails and deteriorated wooden ties look like the remnants of a long-lost civilization. And in a way they are, hinting at the industrial past of this now-marshy section of the township.

The two pairs of tracks on Sunset Beach are located about half a mile north of the main beach area, and during low tide, they provide visitors with the ultimate century-old scavenger hunt.

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A Congress Hall Christmas: A Cape May Stage Production

Cape May News - admin - December 1, 2019

Join us in the Harrison Room for an original holiday play: A Congress Hall Christmas. Written by Marlena Lustik and directed by Roy Steinberg of Cape May Stage, A Congress Hall Christmas is a heartwarming tale filled with Christmas and Congress Hall characters alike! The whole family will love this production about a rekindling of the holiday spirit.

Join Blue the Pig, Santa and Mrs. Claus on a lighthearted holiday adventure. With Christmas soon approaching, Santa and Mrs. Claus head to their favorite vacation spot for some rest and relaxation. With the assistance of their new friend Blue, Mr. and Mrs. Claus soon meet some of the ghosts hanging around Congress Hall and find the holiday spirit they were searching for!Cost: $25 General Admission, $15 Children


Congress Hall
200 Congress Place
Cape May , NJ 08204

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