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All other inquiries, please email or call us at 609-523-0277.

3907 Pacific Ave. Wildwood, NJ 08260

(Between Spencer & Spicer Aves)

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**Free parking in our Pacific Ave lot next door or park on the street and ask our staff for a complimentary parking pass to avoid the hassle of feeding the parking meters. **

​© Copyright 2019 Wildwood Historical Society. Originally created by Wild Island Graphics.

The compelling story of how and why modern ocean lifeguards emerged on the NJ shore is told through 298 rare, unpublished primary source photographs and fascinating text. Learn the myths and realities of lifeguarding history, beginning with the origins and pioneers, and how the US Life Saving Service emerged in response to early shipwrecks.


All sales final. No returns or exchanges. All proceeds benefit the Wildwood Historical Society.

Lifeguards of the Jersey Shore by Michael Fowler, Bernard A. and Ted Olsen

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