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Historic Seaside Heights Carousel to be Auctioned Off

Casino Pier wants to make room for newer rides

Patch File Photo
Patch File Photo
Whether whole or piece-by-piece, the historic Seaside Heights carousel that made it through Superstorm Sandy at Casino Pier will be auctioned off if a buyer is not found soon, a report from the Star-Ledger said Monday.

The carousel, built in 1910 and delivered to Seaside Heights after a 1923 fire in its previous location in Burlington County, and complete with hand carvings, will be auctioned off in whole this fall at a New York auction house, the newspaper reported. The stated reason for retiring the carousel, Casino Pier management said, is that the company wants to make room for new attractions and the carousel takes up a lot of space on the already-crowded pier.

If a buyer is not found who wants the carousel as one whole ride, Casino Pier will auction it off piece-by-piece, the Star-Ledger report said.
grace July 16, 2014 at 07:54 AM
Oh@ Eric the owners are waaayyy too greedy to do such a wonderful thing as donate the carousel
McCorry July 16, 2014 at 11:46 AM
Taylor your postings are actually embarrassing for any of us Conservatives who accept the Republican party at all. I bet you are embarrassing your Republican Club too. Best to zip it now.
J S July 16, 2014 at 12:37 PM
I rode on this carousel as a child, my children rode on it and now my grandchildren are enjoying it. This is the only truly beautiful and historic thing on the Seaside Heights boardwalk. How could anyone believe that it could be replaced with any new ride or amusement that would make the Seaside Heights boardwalk better or more attractive. The Seaside Heights community continues to claim that they want to improve their image and make Seaside more family friendly. Decisions like this one to remove the Casino carousel prove that they do not have a clear vision of what is important to families. Please do not remove this wonderful carousel and destroy the joy that can be brought to countless children in the future. I can say for sure my family will not go to the Seaside boardwalk ever again if the carousel is gone.
Mac July 16, 2014 at 02:35 PM
the carousel is being replaced because it doesn't serve the interests of the majority of visitors to the Seaside boardwalks anymore - straws, needles, knives and barf bags don't serve much of a purpose on a carousel - what we need are more unlit funhouses for more updated medical experiments
MissElanyS July 17, 2014 at 08:29 AM
Seaside is such a trashbag magnet now anyway, the carousel will be safer in the hands of someone who will buy it and care for it. Another childhood NJ memory gone forever. Such a shame.

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