The Laboratory collection features both historical and current images of the James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory facilities, as well as its staff at work, Laboratory Open Houses, and images of the Laboratory's first director, Dr. Lionel A. Walford.
Lionel A. Walford Library, James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory
An aerial photograph taken during the 1960’s of the western portion of the historic Fort Hancock section of Sandy Hook. The original Sandy Hook Laboratory campus, located on Officer’s Row and facing the Sandy Hook Bay, can be seen in the photograph. The three-story building (second building from left edge of image) once served as Army hospital before becoming the headquarters of the nation’s first federal laboratory dedicated to sport fish research. An aerial photograph taken today of the area would show a far different profile of Fort Hancock as many of the buildings, including the Laboratory campus, no longer exist. Destroyed by arson in September 1985, the Laboratory relocated from its campus to Building 74 (center-left building in the photograph) and to a new Laboratory building constructed in the early 1990's across the street (a parking lot in this photograph) from Building 74. The renovation of Building 74 and the new Laboratory building were funded through a federal-state partnership.
This item is in the public domain. While there are no restrictions on use, we would appreciate if you provided credit when you use this item to the: “U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, National Marine Fisheries Service, James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory, Highlands, NJ.”
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This item is part of a collection of materials, including photographic prints, slides, and negatives, that were maintained in various locations within the James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory since their origination in the late 1960's, and/or donated to the Library upon staff retirement. All materials are part of the Laboratory's Lionel A. Walford Library permanent collection.