On November 10, 1932, the Barnegat Bay rose six feet and left much of Bay Head, New Jersey under water. The photographs displayed here were taken by F. W. Tupper, a professional photographer located in Lakewood, New Jersey and F. Slade Dale. Tupper on occassion did work for Slade Dale, and I would appreciate any information that anyone can provide about him. Mr. Tupper appears to have been a very good photographer and I hope his work has been preserved somewhere.
Dale Yacht Basin, located in Bay Head, NJ, for many years in the 1940s and 50s, held one of the largest boat shows on the east coast. The photos in the slideshow below are of boats arriving directly by rail to the showroom, the boat basin, the show itself, visiting dignitaries, F. Slade Dale, and several promotional photographs from the era. These photos were done by Morris Rosenfeld, the leading yachting photographer of his day. The Rosenfeld negative collection now resides at Mystic Seaport.