The Spy House and the Effects of a Bad Winter on the Beach

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Hank Waxman on April 10, 2010

Seabrook-Wilson House ("Spy House"), Port Monmouth early 18th century

The first house on this site in Port Monmouth, New Jersey was built by Thomas Whitlock between 1664 and 1668, although the oldest part of the extant house probably dates to the early 18th century.

The Seabrook-Wilson House, known locally (but inaccurately) as the "Spy House," is considered the first house built on the Jersey shoreline. Thomas Whitlock, who built the original house, was "the first permanent settler of record in New Jersey under British rule, who scouted the land in 1663."

(1) First known as Strawberry Hill, the house was later called Shoal Harbor; today it is known officially as the Seabrook-Wilson House.

Cottius on April 11, 2010

Nice view and accurate explanations! Thanks for sharing. Cottius.

© Kojak on April 11, 2010

I like this shot! The colors - the sunlight -> great!

Hank Waxman on April 20, 2010

Thank you both. It's especially nice when something that caught your eye also has an interesting story to tell. I appreciate your stopping by.


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    by Hank Waxman
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