Walking from NJ to DE without crossing a bridge or getting wet...yes it can we done!
I never knew about this but found it to be interesting. Channel 6 did a story on it a few years back...link is below.
Did you know you can walk from New Jersey to Delaware without crossing a bridge or getting wet?
Apparently you can at Finns Point. Finns Point is located along the Delaware River (Salem County, NJ) across from Delaware City
If you look at Google Maps you will see what I am talking about.
I never realized this area had historical significance. Here you will find Finns Point National Cemetery and Fort Mott State Park (a post-Civil War installation built to protect Delaware River ports from a marine invasion).
In the early 1900's, part of Finns Point was used as a sludge dump by the Army Corps of Engineers. The corps would dredge the Delaware River's shipping channel, and dump the mud onto this shoreline area.
A portion of land began to stick out. It was designated as the Killcohook Wildlife Refuge by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1934. And every year, Killcohook got bigger and bigger. Because of the river spoils, it was becoming less valuable for wildlife. Congress officially revoked its jursidiction under the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 1998. It has served solely as a confined disposal facility for the Army Corps of Engineers ever since.
Meanwhile, over time, people standing at Finn's Point National Cemetery were seeing less and less of their view of the river. The sludge got higher, and it began creeping out into the Delaware River.
At some point in the early 1900's (no one seems to know the precise date, but it was definitely before 1935), someone with knowledge of Delaware's quirky border with New Jersey realized that this newly-created shoreline was not in New Jersey - it was in Delaware!
River sludge had also been dumped at a place a few miles south, called Artificial Island (where the Salem nuclear plant is located). The new piece of land that had been created by the river refuse here also became part of the state of Delaware
Finns Point - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bizarre State Border 1/08/07 | 6abc.com
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