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image by Blas Delgado Ortiz, 11 November 2005
Long Beach Island is not a city nor town but the actual island in Ocean County. It is an 18 mile long barrier island off the coast of New Jersey. Its white sandy beaches and small resort towns make it a popular summer destination. The towns on Long Beach Island are: Barnegat Light, Beach Haven, Harvey Cedars, Long Beach Township, Holgate, Loveladies, North Beach, Ship Bottom and Surf City. Combined population is about 10,000 swelling to 150,000 in the summer months.
Chris Kretowicz, 11 September 2002
In this reduced photo of an actual flag the head – eye, beak – of the bird, surely a gull, are slightly different from the drawing. This is reduced from a large original put up on eBay by "edwinart"
who reckons the flag dates from the 1970ies. Seller's comments, slightly edited: "Roughly 3 x 5 feet. Made by Defiance. 100% cotton bunting. Annin & Co. Verona NJ. Printed graphics. (...). There is a blue spot on the back of the seagull
but don't know if it was just a printing mistake or what. Has grommets for hoisting."
Description: horizontally divided white above blue, over the division a white gull in flight, wings having a black stripe at the tips, beak yellow, head towards the lower fly; on the upper stripe part of name in blue "LONG BEACH" above three blue five-pointed stars, all bowed, and on the lower stripe part of name in white "ISLAND, N.J." below three white five-pointed stars, all bowed. In the lower hoist white "C in circle" copyright sign.
Some background information on the flag (lbi.net/soropt/page3.html): "The Long Beach Island Flag was designed by 12-year old Jeffrey Huber in 1966, during a contest sponsored by the Soroptimist of Long Beach Island. The sale of the LBI Flag has been an important source of funds since then."
Jan Mertens, 10 January 2011