Point Pleasant Canal
The Point Pleasant Canal is a canal in Point Pleasant, New Jersey. It was completed in late 1925 to connect the Manasquan Inlet and Manasquan River with Bay Head Harbor on the northern end of the Barnegat Bay. It is also a section of the Intracoastal Waterway.
With the completion of the canal, the Barnegat Peninsula has effectively become an island.
The two lift bridges over the canal, at Route 88 and Bridge Avenue (the Lovelandtown Bridge), can be opened as many as 300 times per day[vague]during the summer to allow boats to pass underneath as marine traffic has the right of way.
- Cheslow, Jerry. " If You're Thinking of Living In/Point Pleasant, N.J.; A Borough With a Variety of Boating", The New York Times, November 9, 2003. Accessed November 29, 2008.
- Point Pleasant Canal: A History
- Point Pleasant Canal Access Map-from the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife.
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