2016 Holiday Edition – Long Branch Fishing Pier, Long Branch, New Jersey – 1970
An aerial view of the Long Branch Fishing Pier circa 1970. Built in the 1930s, the Long Branch Fishing Pier was a popular destination for local anglers and produced significant catches all year long until the demise of the whiting fishery. The area of the pier that extended to the north was referred to as “Hog Island”. A spectacular fire on June 8, 1987 destroyed the pier and its skeleton was finally demolished during the summer of 2001.