Bring Burlington Island Carousel Home


About the Carousel

Casino Pier, of Seaside Heights, is selling their historic carousel, most likely in pieces. This isn't just any carousel though, this one of the only four original, hand-carved, working carousel's left in the world. It started its life on Burlington Island, at the Island Beach Amusement Park, in 1901. It then survived the park's two fires and its eventual close. It was then sent to Casino Pier and has remained there, one of the only rides to survive both Hurricane Sandy, and the 2012 Seaside Heights fire. What we want to do is bring this carousel back to its hometown, Burlington. This is a historic piece full of life, spirit, and memories, of many people of both Seaside Heights and Burlington. It would be a shame to let it dissapear from the world. That's why we need your help. We need to raise a lot of funds to save the carousel from destruction.

About Me

Hello, my name is Connor Newman. I am a rising senior currently attending Doane Academy, which is located in Burlington, New Jersey, and saving this historic carousel is my goal on behalf of my class as a gift from Doane Academy to Burlington.  I also work at the school as a counselor for the day camp, Camp Doane. I'm involved with the school's Crew team, Mock Trial team, Academic Tournament team, Engineering Club, Yearbook, and Theatre Club. Outside of school I'm a poet and avid photographer.

If We Are Successful

The donation will go to pay for the carousel, along with the shipping to Burlington, construction, etc., and Burlington would have a new attraction.

If We Are Not Successful

If we are not successful the money will go to the Burlington Island Scholarship Fund. Originally, we were goingto give the donations back, but the site does not allow it, and we would need to receive paypalacoount numbers etc.

We need to raise a lot of money in order to get this carousel  saved so I implore you to share this with everyone you know.

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Connor Newman
Burlington, NJ

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