A look into NJ history: Richard Somers, Barbary pirates, and Tripoli
There's a big difference between twenty-somethings today and in the 1800s.
Listen to the clip below to hear the story of Somers Point's namesake, Richard Somers. This Great Egg Harbor man fought pirates, sailed worldwide in the U.S. Navy, battled at Tripoli, and died a tragic death at sea.
It's all part of New Jersey's rich history.