Ship Bottom Borough - Legend of Ship Bottom

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Ship Bottom Borough - Legend of Ship Bottom

Legend has it that the name Ship Bottom came about when Captain Stephen Willets of Tuckerton and his crew came ashore in the area that is known as Ship Bottom today, after being caught in a heavy storm off Long Beach Island. They came upon an overturned boat and heard tapping coming from within. They chopped away at the bottom of the boat and found a Spanish woman, the sole survivor of another shipwreck.