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
This image provides a front-view of the nearly completed James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory, which is located on Magruder Road in the historic Fort Hancock section of Sandy Hook. Construction commenced after a 1989 groundbreaking and the completed building was dedicated on October 18, 1993. The Laboratory was named after James J. Howard, a legislator representing the New Jersey 3rd district in the House of Representatives. Representative Howard was a huge proponent of the Laboratory remaining in New Jersey after the original Laboratory campus was destroyed by arson in 1985. The 35,000 square foot building cost approximately $19 million to construct and included state-of-the-art marine research facilities and a 32,000 gallon salt water aquarium. The Laboratory construction and renovation of Building 74 (not shown) was funded by the State of New Jersey, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and was designed to be consistent with the historic Fort Hancock district of Sandy Hook.
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.