Major fire happening now at seaside Park

Saturday, September 14, 2013 9:01 PM

Not to take anything away from ALL that was lost...but there was still quite a bit of solace in finding out that the carousel lost to the fire wasn't the classic carousel.

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Saturday, September 14, 2013 9:36 PM

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/14/nyregion/after-blaze-a-two-carous....html?_r=0

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Sunday, September 15, 2013 12:06 AM

That's an interesting article, thanks.

"...it's value as a work of American art exceeded it's utility." So it was fortunate the ride installed after that first fire in 1955 was auctioned off in 1990, otherwise a classic ride would've been lost forever by now. I remember when LeSourdesville (Americana) auctioned off its original ride piecemeal to raise money. There was a lot of concern and some criticism that they would even think of breaking up that machine to sell, but to auction off an entire ride isn't as lucrative- no one can afford to buy it at it's true value. The beautiful irony came some seasons later when they had their big fire at the front of the park and the carousel structure with its modern replacement was destroyed.

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Sunday, September 15, 2013 1:15 AM

RCMAC said:

And do poor Snooki and her gang really take the blame for the tragic occurrences at Seaside?

Yes, her and her brethren's drunken enterprises brought seven years bad luck upon Seaside Heights. Plus JWoww might be an actual witch.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013 7:05 PM

here's an article about rebuilding the pier yet again! http://blog.nj.com/njv_mark_diionno/2013/10/seaside_boardwalk_owner_promis.html

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