Vanishing Ocean City With Bunk Mann

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The hurricane of Aug. 23, 1933, was the single most important event in the history of Ocean City.

It created the Inlet, separated Assateague from Ocean City and ended the pound fishing and railroad eras forever. The creation of the Inlet made possible the commercial harbor and brought about the emergence of the sports fishing industry. Without the Inlet, today’s charter fishing fleet and bayside marina would not exist.

Although the hurricane of 1933 destroyed the Boardwalk and flooded the town, Ocean City owes a lot to that long-age storm. It helped change a small seasonal resort into “the White Marlin Capital of the World.”

 

Photo from Bunk Mann’s collection

 

Vanishing Ocean City With Bunk Mann

Jackson’s Casino and the George Washington Hotel were popular locations during World War II. Jackson’s with its live entertainment and slot machines was Ocean City’s favorite nightclub, while the George Washington was the town’s tallest building and featured a ballroom on its top floor. Located on the Boardwalk between 9th and 10th streets, both were Ocean City landmarks. Jackson’s became … Continue reading