1912 – A snowstorm hit the area leaving behind 18 inches of snow. In Atlantic City gangs of men shoveled away drifts that blocked the boardwalk so that people could attend concerts at Steel Pier, Ocean Pier, the Windsor, and the Brighton Casino. Many ventured into the ocean as sea bathing was known to be both stimulating and healthy and over 200 couples attended the opening of the Hotel Chelsea. Further south on the island, both residents and tourists used the six mile speedway between Chelsea and Longport for sleighing. Both chic modern sleighs and old fashion high backs could be seen among the drifts.
1952 – With Ocean City beaches shrinking dramatically, the state pledged another $40,000 to replenishing resort beaches that month. This brought the total to $415,000.
1962 – The Ocean City Minister Association headed by Reverend William Allen of the First Presbyterian Church was speaking out against Ocean City’s practice of allowing liquor deliveries in the resort. A law was passed in Ocean City on October 11, 1909 forbidding such practices and nothing was being done to enforce the law. Ocean City officials argued that a NJ Alcohol Beverage Statute passed in December of 1933 also addressed the issue, therefore making the enforcement of the law a state problem.