OC Landmarks Of Years Gone By

Ocean City has seen its share of eye-catching advertising devices over the years. The Giant Bull with sunglasses at Capt. Bob’s Steakhouse on 64th Street, Laffin’ Sal at Jester’s Fun House on Worcester Street and Morbid Manner with its ghosts and ghouls on the pier have all pass-ed into history. One of the most recent… Read more »

The Evolution Of The Bayside

Much of Ocean City’s bayside was still undeveloped in this aerial view of 53rd to 54th streets in the mid-1970s. Boulden’s Marina — today the site of Beach World, Chauncey’s Surf-O-Rama and Bayside Rentals — is in the center of the photo while the large grassy area is now occupied by the San Remo Condominium. The small… Read more »

The Knickerbocker Ferry Experiment

The Knickerbocker Ferry passes through the Route 50 Bridge in February 1971. Planned as a floating shopping mall with two restaurants and a 200-seat movie theater, the former Staten Island, N.Y., Ferry met with nothing but disaster during her three-and-a-half year stint in Ocean City. Owned by the Washington-based company, Ferryboat Ltd., the boat got… Read more »