Powerful longshore currents causing longshore drift washed Tucker's Island, New Jersey, away. Scroll down the page to view a series of maps from 1856-2005 that show how Tucker's Island changed shape and eventually disappeared.
This map of New Jersey was printed in 1856 by Charles DeSilver of Philadelphia. The map is provided courtesy of the Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries. The full map may be viewed at: http://mapmaker.rutgers.edu/NJ_1856.jpg.
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