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  • schwepes@moog.netaxs.com
    I have a strange question coming from Philadelphia. Can you recommend a good crab and beer joint near Belmar? A restaurant guide to the area would go far to
    Message 1 of 3 , Jun 28, 2008
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      I have a strange question coming from Philadelphia. Can you recommend a
      good crab and beer joint near Belmar? A restaurant guide to the area
      would go far to encourage day trippers.
      bs


      On Sun, 22 Jun 2008, Evan Koblentz wrote:

      > Speaking of historical facts from Camp Evans .... (Hi Will!)
      >
      > Last night, after the InfoAge annal "Wall of Honor" dinner, me / Steve G. /
      > Henry S. (Henry is another InfoAge volunteer) all watched the Ken Burns
      > movie "Empire of the Air" about the early development of the radio industry.
      >
      > The movie explains that the legendary meeting (1913 or 1914, I forget which)
      > between Edwin Armstrong and David Sarnoff -- in which Armstrong demo'd his
      > regenerative receiver to Sarnoff, thereby convincing Sarnoff to spend his
      > career advocating radio -- happened at a temporary construction shack near
      > Belmar, N.J. ... you guessed it, that shack was on the shore of the Shark
      > River at the Marconi facility -- today InfoAge.
      >
      > I asked Fred for more info today. The shack is long gone, which is a shame
      > because that would be InfoAge's * MOST * historic building, but apparently
      > we have a picture somewhere.
      >
      > Anyway, it made my day because I admittedly did not know about regeneration,
      > and therefore I certainly did not know that a meeting at our facility
      > basically changed the careers of Armstrong and Sarnoff and led to the modern
      > radio industry.
      >
      > Fred suggested that I take a walk down the dirt road to the river's edge. I
      > did, along with Bob from the Quarter Century Wireless Association. Learned
      > something else down there: two more buildings exist that you can't see from
      > the road! In three years at InfoAge, I had no idea about this. One of the
      > buildings is large - 20 x 50 ft. -- the other is smaller. Both buildings
      > are completely trasked; Fred says the Army abondoned them several decades
      > ago. The larger building was Marconi's main receiving station. Technically
      > the Army still owns those buildings but anyone can walk in -- they are both
      > badly vandalized and not all that safe. Anyway, it was fun to learn today
      > that those buildings even exist.
      >
    • Evan
      ... I will ask Fred and Steve. I live an hour to the north.
      Message 2 of 3 , Jun 28, 2008
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        >>> I have a strange question coming from Philadelphia. Can you recommend a good crab and beer joint near Belmar? A restaurant guide to the area would go far to encourage day trippers.

        I will ask Fred and Steve. I live an hour to the north.
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