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George Emerick Essig : Harbor View with Sailboats and Steamers
George Emerick Essig (Harbor View with Sailboats and Steamers)

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Artist: George Emerick Essig
Title: Harbor View with Sailboats and Steamers
Year: 1878
Media: Oil on canvas, 24 × 42 inches
Description: Signed and dated at lower left: “Geo. E. Essig/1878”

The large number of shipwrecks along the New Jersey shore led to a need for lifesaving services. Barnegat Lighthouse, the second tallest lighthouse in New Jersey was built between 1857 and 1859, replacing an earlier structure that had been built in 1835 and collapsed in 1856. The structure rose to a height of 165 feet and cost $60,000 to construct. It was decommissioned in 1927 and remains a major tourist attraction. Windmill and Sailboat may represent Long Beach Island, where there were a number of windmills.


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