The Galleon Ship of Absecon

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This old galleon ship can be seen on S Black Horse Pike in Absecon. Currently it functions as an antique shop, which makes sense considering how old this boat is. There once were a number of these ships sitting on roadsides throughout New Jersey, but the only other one burnt down a few years ago. It originally functioned as a rental office for the Absecon Beach Camp, then became a gas station before being it became what it is today. The shop was closed when I went by so I couldn’t go inside. I’d be quite curious to see if the inside is “normal” or it is similarly themed to appear as if you’re actually inside an old ship….

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6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Mike B on May 20, 2014 at 9:42 PM

    That’s the WHITE Horse Pike (US 30) in Absecon, NJ

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  2. Posted by Amanda on June 22, 2010 at 12:21 AM

    I always thought thought of it as an old boat shaped antique place on the side of the road. I didn’t know it had so much history. It’s ashame it recently got torn down.

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  3. Hah I am honestly the only reply to your awesome writing?!?

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  4. If only more than 72 people could read about this..

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  5. It is so cool to see all of the different structures that were created at the Jersey Shore! A great place to live or visit!!

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  6. YO! My old home i just moved from is behind that old ship in this friendly neighborhood,(not the trailer park. It was the big gray house on reed road, birch hill.
    WOW! I can’t believe my old neighborhood was once the Abseacon Beach camp. I’M freaking out right now and I feel home sick now.
    THANK YOU!

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