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Iron Pier

Cape May’s Iron Pier, constructed in 1884 by the Phoenix Iron Company, extended over 1,000 feet over the ocean. Its 8,000 square-foot pavilion provided dancing space, with sport-fishing facilities on the lower level.

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Photographs: Source unknown. Information on the pier taken from Summer City by the Sea by Emil R. Salvini.