TUCKERTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY
35 Leitz Blvd. & Wisteria Lane, Little Egg Harbor, N.J. 08087
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 43, Tuckerton, N.J. 08087
March 10, 2018 - The Age-Old Battle with Mosquitoes. Mosquitoes have been the bane of residents and tourists to the Jersey Shore since its earliest days. In the 1600s mosquitoes were so numerous that people wore handkerchiefs over their mouths and kept wet fires burning in their doorways as a deterrent. A common illness suffered by sailors in the Tuckerton Marine Hospital was called Ague, but it was actually malaria. Mike Senyk, Assistant Superintendent of the Ocean County Mosquito Commission will give a fascinating history of mosquito control starting in the 1900s that included hand-ditching the salt marsh and spreading fuel oil on wetlands. Mike Senyk will also talk about how the Ocean County Mosquito Commission keeps eradicating the summertime nemesis and maintaining a livable Jersey Shore. He welcomes a Q. and A. session after his power point presentation. Giffordtown Schoolhouse Museum, 35 Leitz Blvd., Little Egg Harbor, 609-294-1547, 2-4PM.
CLICK HERE to view a list of our upcoming 2018 Programs.
10 AM to Noon and 1 to 4 PM
(12 Noon to 1 PM by appointment)
2- 4 PM from June thru Labor Day
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