Berkeley Township - Sorting Cranberries

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Berkeley Township - Sorting Cranberries

Cranberries are grown in many parts of Ocean County, but the "Double Trouble" tract in Berkeley Township is one of the best known and most productive. Commodore Edward Crabbe developed cranberry farming at "Double Trouble." Crabbe purchased the tract from one of the area's early settlers. The name, "Double Trouble," is said to go back to the time when the dam on the bog broke in a hard spring rain. The manager rebuilt the dam. Then it washed away again. He dubbed the place "Double Trouble."