Mystic Island, New Jersey - Waterfront Homes and Chunks of History!
Mystic Island is a section of Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey...Ocean County's southernmost municipality.
It's main road, from Great Bay Boulevard to Mystic Beach at the Great Bay, used to be known as Shore Road. It winds through Mystic Island, Hickory Island and Osborn Island. This thoroughfare is now known as Radio Road.
That name came about in the early 1900's with the construction of the Tuckerton Wireless Tower, the tallest and strongest radio tower in 1912. Its guide wire foundations are still visible, though the tower is long gone.
When the US entered the WW I, all radio stations were taken over and shut down by Executive Order. All the German employees of HOMAG were taken as prisoners of war and the Tuckerton Tower was assigned to the US Navy. They used it as a back up for the Navy's main transatlantic wireless station north of here in New Brunswick, NJ.
After the war, the Tuckerton Wireless Tower was included in German war reparations paid to America.
This 820 foot wireless tower was anchored by 3 huge blocks that exist today; one is in the backyard of a home on North Ensign Drive, one in the middle of the street on South Ensign Drive, and the other in the middle of Staysail.
South Ensign Drive, Little Egg Harbor, NJ
Staysail, Little Egg Harbor, NJ
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