OVER A CENTURY OF HISTORY
RODERICK A. CLARK
In 1862, Roderick A. Clark was one of the first in a group of volunteers to enlist in the Union Army. As a Sergeant in Company F, 14th/Regiment of the New Jersey Volunteers, he was wounded at the Battle of Monocacy Junction and thus began receiving an $18 per month pension from the U.S. government in 1863.
16 years later on July 1, 1879, Mr. Clark purchased a wooded parcel of land on the Manasquan River for $1,141 (only one dollar more than the next best offer) and developed the area into one of the finest tourist spots in the area.
Clarks Landing began as a boat building business, but soon evolved into much more than that. Being located in such a gorgeous location, it became a popular recreational spot for families from all over the state. They would come for boating, fishing, crabbing, canoeing, swimming, picnicking and bathing.