Thursday, June 23, 2011

Oceana House? - 1848

CONEY ISLAND.--This favorite bathing place year by year attracts more and more attention. Stages run from this city every day, and there is also a steamboat from New York, which lands its passengers at the point of the island. During the past year a number of improvements have been made, greatly enlarging the accommodations for visitors. The Oceana House, (sic), a large and commodious modern hotel, is among the number. It possesses accommodations for 300 persons, and is eligibly situated, and very well kept by our friend, Dr. Clark. It commands a splendid view of the sea, and of the harbor of New York, is well arranged, and provided with every comfort and convenience. We understand that the distance of this house from Brooklyn, is about ten miles--just a comfortable drive--and that too, over a beautiful country, fanned by breezes fresh from the bosom of the ocean. We do not know of a more delightful afternoon's ride. We commend it to the attention of the reader, and especially the house of Dr. Clark, which will be found a most agreeable resting place.

--Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Tuesday, June 20, 1848

The Oceana House, huh? I almost wonder if they typoed the name "Oceanic House" on purpose, so it didn't seem like quite so much of an ad...?

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