Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Long Branch - Fire
I posted a low res of this image a few weeks ago.
Now that I can post high-res on this new blog I thought I would give you guys a second look.
This was a sad day in Long Branch. It was 1987 and a vicious fire destroyed dozens of amusements, restaurants and shops, as well as a large chunk of the boardwalk and the fishing pier. The original Max's hot dog stand was also destroyed ( it now is located atOcean Boulvedard and Matilda Terrace ) and when Gifted Sara - Long Branch's answer to Asbury's Madam Marie - was asked about the future of the resort and the promised reconstruction of the amusement pier she smiled slyly and said . " I see condominiums ."
She certainly was gifted
This was a huge loss and for most of us Long Branch will never be the same.