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Monday, September 6, 2010

History: Keansburg Steamboat & Matawan's Main Street Firms in The Matawan Journal

The Keansburg Steamboats schedule appeared on Page 6 of the 5 September 1930 edition of The Matawan Journal. Immediately below the schedule was an advertisement for Keanburg Fire Co No 1's annual Coney Island Excursion aboard the SS City of Keansburg, leaving Keyport at 6:15 pm and Keansburg at 7pm sharp. A dollar for adults and 50 cents for children guaranteed passengers would enjoy music for dancing and refreshments along the way. Rollo Bus Line would meet the arriving steamboat at Keansburg  to deliver people home to Port Monmouth, Belford, Middletown, Campbell's Junction, and Red Bank, and at Keyport to shuttle folks home to Matawan, Freneau, and Union Beach.

The Matawan Journal dated 7 September 1950 shows that one of two Moloney's Markets selling Top Quality Meats was located at 120 Main Street, the current location of Wrapture, a gift wrapping and shipping service.

Johnson-Gibb Motor Co was located at 110 Main Street, the current location of Atlantic Glass, per Page 13 of Matawan Journal's 8 September 1960 edition.


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