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Sep 19
Washington was President when Moses Rogers, a NYC merchant, began buying a land estate that encompassed the southern half of Shippan by the time of his death in 1825. When the last of his children died in 1866, a development plan was adopted, and it remains visible today in Ocean Drives East and West and the streets between them, some of which are named for members of the Rogers family. 

Sep 19
When the Club was 20 years old, its membership rolls were filled, but admissions remained brisk, because members were regularly expelled for failing to pay dues.  The marshland north of the Club’s campus hosted a mosquito infestation that plagued all of Shippan.

Sep 19
George Washington Never Slept Here, But…
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