In the 1980’s, Cape May, NJ has a large commercial fishing fleet consisting of clammers, lobstermen, scallopers and trawlers. This photo was taken from the deck of the “Skilligolee”, a lobster boat, showing the fleet in the harbor at Skellenger’s Landing.
Commercial Fishing Fleet, Cape May, NJ 08/07/1970
Cape May became too costly to keep the commercial fleet moored there. They moved north to Rhode Island and Cape Cod then Maine in the late 1970’s.