March 7th, 2010

Hello again!

Hi there! Yesterday, in celebration of bearable weather, I took a trip with my boyfriend out to Pleasure Beach, an "island" (really it's a peninsula, connected by a long narrow strip of sand) that's long since been abandoned by those who called it home.

In short:
The island was a popular attraction in the 40's and 50's, and remained so up until the 90's. A motorist passing over the main bridge unthinkingly threw a cigarette out onto the bridge, and the fire took out 150 feet, making it unusable. Though some tried to stay, it became impossible. Full of abandoned residential houses and items, the island is creepy as anything. What's been destroyed already will be pulled away until the 15th, and then destruction will continue in September.

For a detailed history:
http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~howardlake/amusement20/pleasurebeach.html

And for what you're all looking for, Collapse )

Enjoy!