August 2011

Cape May Magazine celebrates the beach in this month’s August issue and there’s much to celebrate. The Cape May Beach Patrol (CMBP) is 100 years old this summer, 100 Years of Saving Lives with 100 Percent Success (page 32). Under the leadership of Capt. Buzz Mogck, the CMBP is better than ever. Another summer son, Steve Steger, The Boys of Summer (page 28), started providing beachgoers umbrellas, tents, beach boxes, sodas, and at one time – even laundered your bathing suit –78 years ago. Now in its fourth generation, Steve is no longer with us, but his grandson and great-grandsons are still behind the helm at Steger Beach Services.

For the nostalgic, our Beach Memoir feature looks at the Queen Maysea coronation – now in its 79th year. One Queen Maysea looks back at the day she was crowned and we also give a nod to the woman who choreographed the pageant from the 1940s to 1962, Jerry Love Barber, or “Miss Jerry” as she is known to her beloved dance students.

And so much more – Karen Fox writes about Horseshoe Crabs & Red Knots: Survival on the Bay (page 44). Mark Allen from the Nature Center of Cape May went Cruising for Chicks (page 50).

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