Ortley Beach, New Jersey: Muffler Man - Barnacle Bill

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Barnacle Bill's Mini Golf Course

Address:
1968 Hwy 35, Ortley Beach, NJ
Directions:
Barnacle Bill's Mini Golf Course. On the east side of Hwy 35 between 3rd and 4th Aves.
Hours:
Stored in the winter. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
732-793-9345
RA Rates:
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Muffler Man golfer.

Muffler Man - Barnacle Bill

Fiberglass giant holds a large putter at a boardwalk mini-golf course. On duty since 1967.

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Muffler Man at the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair

Family snapshot reveals a Paul Bunyan Muffler Man at the 1964-65 World's Fair Oregon Pavilion.

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Barnacle Bill.

Muffler Man - Barnacle Bill

Bill survived Sandy. Barnacle Bill's Mini-golf is being rebuilt for summer fun.

[Vince, 05/29/2013]
Barnacle Bill Muffler Man

Visited this place a few months after Superstorm Sandy. Much of the town is destroyed or heavily damaged. The mini-golf course where this Muffler Man once stood looks like it sustained damage. Barnacle Bill was nowhere in sight. A sad casualty of the storm?

[Will Hill, 03/21/2013]

Barnacle Bill is usually stored in the adjacent arcade 1-story brick building during the off-season, so there's a fighting chance that he weathered the storm. If anyone spots him, let us know!

Muffler Man at the New York World's Fair.

Muffler Man - 1964-65 New York World's Fair

New York World's Fair enthusiast Bill Cotter -- who shot thousands of slides as a kid in 1964-65 -- sent us this photo of a Paul Bunyan-style Muffler Man at the entrance to the Oregon Pavilion. There has been speculation that this character is the one that ended up in Ortley Beach, NJ -- but other Bunyans in the metropolitan region are also possibilities.

[Roadsideamerica.com Team, 12/06/2004]

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