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Takanassee: Preservation vs Development

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Postby Grover1 » Fri Jan 12, 2007 7:29 pm


About 5 miles or so up the road from my home ...

LONG BRANCH — Councilman Brian A. Unger said the city needs to "go out on a limb" and come up with some $14 million to acquire the Takanassee Beach Club property — the site of historic U.S. Life-Saving Service buildings — and set it aside for preservation.

Once know as U.S Life-Saving Station 5, the property has three buildings and according to Preservation New Jersey is one of the 10 most endangered sites in the state.

The oldest building dates from 1878-79, the second was designed in 1897 as living quarters for the life-saving crew, and the third, a boathouse, was built in 1903.

Only a site in Michigan has as many life-saving service buildings, and that is in a national park, according to Penelope Watson of the U.S. Life-Saving Service Heritage Association.


Entire article from 1/11/07 Asbury Park (NJ) Press

http://www.app.com/apps/pbcs.dll/articl ... 004/NEWS01
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Postby TenofHearts12 » Fri Jan 12, 2007 9:00 pm


"Only a site in Michigan has as many life-saving service buildings, and that is in a national park, according to Penelope Watson of the U.S. Life-Saving Service Heritage Association."

Any idea what national park in Michigan they are referring to?
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Postby AL » Fri Jan 12, 2007 10:35 pm


Here are the LSS's at Long Branch, NJ:

This 1876-style station still stands and is currently a private residence

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Postby Hersh » Sat Jan 13, 2007 6:33 am


It's probably the Sleeping Bear Dunes national lakeshore. Off the top of my head they have the Sleeping Bear Point Station, the South Manitou Island station, and the North Manitou Island station.
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Postby TenofHearts12 » Sat Jan 13, 2007 7:56 am


Mike,

thanks for the info and there is a good chance I'll be heading up that direction in August.
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Postby Grover1 » Tue Jan 23, 2007 5:44 am


A followup story to the original post ... from today's Asbury Park Press ...

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Postby vacastle » Tue Jan 23, 2007 7:11 am


And I lived in Long Branch (many, many moons ago) and never knew of the LSS's since that was before my discovery of lighthouses, etc.

Al, thanks for the photos! And Barry, as always, thanks for keeping us up on the news.

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Postby Grover1 » Sat Mar 31, 2007 4:44 am


One for development? From today's Asbury Park Press ...

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Postby Grover1 » Thu Apr 26, 2007 4:15 am


Another followup ... from today's Asbury Park Press ... I think the aerial shot gives good perspective ...

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Postby Grover1 » Sun May 06, 2007 4:39 am


Politics? From yesterdaday's Asbury Park Press

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Postby Grover1 » Wed May 09, 2007 7:30 pm


Continuing the effort ... fromt The Atlanticville

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Postby Grover1 » Tue Jun 05, 2007 4:26 am


Peripheral issue ... from today's Asbury Park Press ... "The Jersey Shore's Biggest and Best News Source"

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Postby Grover1 » Sat Jun 16, 2007 2:54 am


Continuing the thread ... from The Newark Star-Ledger

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Postby Grover1 » Thu Jun 21, 2007 4:00 am


Working through the courts ... today's Asbury Park Press

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Postby Grover1 » Thu Jun 28, 2007 4:52 am


Looking for funds ... from The Newark Star-Ledger

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