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From a Bygone Era in South Jersey; Vacant Waterfront Property Formerly Used By League Island Ferry Co. to Take Workers Back & Forth to Navy Yard Listed for Sale

Listed at $689,900, the property overlooks the Delaware River and is across the road from Soupy Island.

A piece of South Jersey history from a bygone era has been listed for sale.

The 1.5 acre property located at 1599 Red Bank Avenue was formerly used by the League Island Ferry Company to take workers back and forth to the Philadelphia Naval Yard.

The vacant property has been listed at $689,000.

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It is located across the road from Soupy Island and includes an existing, but delipidated and graffitied, pier that juts out over 300 feet and has riparian rights.

Above and below photos of Soupy Island. Soupy Island is across the road from the property that is for sale. SJO Photos

The listing states that West Deptford Township has zoned the property as General Commercial, “which in itself has many possible uses and with approvals, it may make for an ideal waterfront townhouse/condo community.”

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“Some environmental studies have been completed,” the listing reads, “including the Phase 1 & 2 Environmental Site Assessment. The sellers may be willing to finance subject to terms and conditions.”

On his blog, Lucas Murray wrote about an April 19, 2010 fire that gutted an old, single-story house on the property that had been abandoned for years.

The property is listed with Ed Hughes of Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach Commercial Division. 856-478-9600.

According to the listing, the property last sold for $300,000 in 2004.

To view the listing, click here.