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Cape May,

city (1990 pop. 4,668), Cape May co., S N.J., on Cape May peninsula and the Atlantic Ocean; settled in the 1600s, inc. 1857. One of the nation's oldest beach resorts and a national historic landmark, it became known in the mid-19th cent. as the "President's Playground"; Lincoln, Grant, Arthur, Buchanan, Hayes, and Benjamin Harrison vacationed here. Its Victorian mansions and hotels are well known. The city is connected by ferry to Lewes, Del.

Cape May, the southern extremity of New Jersey, has a lighthouse on Cape May Point at the entrance to Delaware Bay. The cape is bisected by a canal, c.3 mi (4.8 km) above the point, built 1942–43 as a war emergency measure to provide an alternative to the hazardous route around the cape; the canal is part of the Intracoastal WaterwayIntracoastal Waterway,
c.3,000 mi (4,827 km) long, partly natural, partly artificial, providing sheltered passage for commercial and leisure boats along the U.S. Atlantic coast from Boston, Mass. to Key West, S Fla., and along the Gulf of Mexico coast from Apalachee Bay, NW Fla.
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city (1990 pop. 4,668), Cape May co., S N.J., on Cape May peninsula and the Atlantic Ocean; settled in the 1600s, inc. 1857. One of the nation's oldest beach resorts and a national historic landmark, it became known in the mid-19th cent.
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One of his proudest moments came at the opening of the Cape May County Campus of Atlantic Cape Community College, because he had worked for decades advocating the need for a local college campus.
By 2000 he was bored of working for large media companies, so quit and headed for Cape May for a new career.
org, you can read about teens like Ashley Sobrinski, 17, of New Jersey, who campaigned for smoke-free policies on Ocean City's historic boardwalk, at the Cape May County Zoo and in all Cape May County Parks.
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It began when the Coast Guard transferred 490 acres (200 hectares) of its land to the Cape May NWR in 1999, establishing the new "Two Mile Beach Unit".
Last summer, he went to Ireland on a "trade mission," as noted in the Cape May County News, "where he stayed in luxury hotels, toured the countryside in a chauffeured Mercedes Benz, hosted a luncheon for Irish relatives and rang up a huge cell phone bill.
The Cape May NWR partners with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to survey, monitor, and keep accurate records of federally and state listed species.