Next church service scheduled for....never

This was once the only church in the tiny fishing village of Bivalve New Jersey.  The oystering industry reached its peak here in 1955, declining by 1957 due to the oyster pathogen known as MSX which killed 90% of the oysters and effectively closing down the Oyster industry and the town that supported it. Today Bivalve and it's sister village, Shell Pile,  are now mostly ghost towns, with a combined population of less than 50.  Some of the village's processing plants still operate today but primarily exist to service processing work done on Oysters caught on ships off Long Island and transported to Bivalve.  There are two marina businesses and a museum that highlights the fishing heritage of the area that also operate in the village. 

Camera: Nikon D7000

Lens: Nikon 28-70mm F2.8 AFS lens @ 40mm.