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Bivalve Shipping Sheds

[/mk_fancy_title][vc_column_text]The Bivalve Shipping Sheds are an example of the unique architecture which formed around the oyster industry of southern New Jersey.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][mk_image src=”https://explorecumberlandnj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/BivalveShippingSheds.jpg” image_size=”full”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][mk_fancy_title margin_bottom=”0″ font_family=”none”]

Edward Compton House

[/mk_fancy_title][vc_column_text]Mauricetown is nestled about ten to twelve miles north from the mouth of the Maurice River. The written history of the region goes back to the 1600s when the Dutch, not the English, controlled the region. A map of “Nieuw Nederlandt,” as the region was called, published in Amsterdam in 1676, includes references to the Zuyd Revier, or South River, as the Dutch called the Delaware River, and marks very distinctly the entrance of the Maurice River into the bay, and names it Mauritius Revier. The name references Maurice, Prince of Orange, royalty to the Dutch. The name was later Anglicized to Maurice River.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][mk_image src=”https://explorecumberlandnj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/college7.jpg” image_size=”full”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]