Moby Dick & Swing Ride
The Star Jet Coaster
Atlantic City Carousel
Approaching Storm
Casino Pier Remnants
Funtown Pier Remnants

In 2008, Michael Massaia started to document the amusement piers that skirt the New Jersey Coast Line during their most vacant moments (usually between the hours of 4 and 6am). These images were predominantly shot on the Funtown and Casino Piers in Seaside Park & Seaside Heights New Jersey. In 2012, Hurricane Sandy rolled in and completely destroyed both piers. The landscape was forever altered. These images chronicle the final days of these piers, as well as what remained of the piers after the hurricane.

Work by Michael Massaia

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