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Category: Cape May History

Beach Theatre Demolition Begins

The City of Cape May issued a demolition permit for the Beach Theatre this morning. Demolition began this afternoon. The theatre stood on Cape May’s beachfront since September 1950, when it opened with Father of the Bride.


In Pictures: After Irene

Cape May was spared the destruction that Hurricane Irene caused other communities along the East Coast. We have received many phone calls, e-mails, and Facebook inquiries from people all over the country wondering what Cape May’s beaches look like post-hurricane. Well, see for yourself!


The Rise and Fall of Hurricane Irene

Before Hurricane Irene made landfall early Sunday morning, city officials were busy removing the benches from the Promenade and the Washington Street Mall. Merchants hustled to buy the last roll of duct tape and to the lumber yard to buy the last plank of ply board to board-up their storefronts. But first thing Monday morning,… Read more »


139 Years and Still Sailing

The Corinthian Yacht Club of Cape May started in 1872, the same year as its predecessor in London, the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club. The Cape May launch came about a year after the city’s large hotels put up the money to begin the Cape May Cup and a year before the recession hit.