Today Cape May is one of five cities in the United States that is officially designated as an Historic Landmark City.With the hundreds of Victorian homes converted to Bed and Breakfasts or year round residences, this designation requires that the city must retain all structures in their original form and must stay in the architectural guidelines of the Victorian Period.Water storage tanks are already on backorder, unwashed hair is now a symbol of upright citizenship, and public restrooms are festooned with admonishments to “let it mellow.” Not really.According to city statistics, only 54% of residents are hitting their target, one of the reasons why Day Zero was moved forward a week earlier this year.Although Cape May catered to visitors since the 1600’s when Native American tribes summered here, it wasn’t until 1685 when a community formed.In 1688, Quakers formed the first government based on strict moral order and Quaker piety.The arrests resulted from an ongoing investigation into an online dating scam in which unsuspecting female victims were targeted and robbed.Thus far, seven victims have come forward who have been conned out of a combined amount of close to R400,000 police said.
Still, a three-year drought on this scale is a “once a millennium” event, say climatologists, and even the best-planned water system would have taken a hit under current conditions.
At this time a large whaling industry was beginning and many families from New York and New England, as well as a few original Mayflower families, were migrating to the area.
When roads were laid in the late 1700’s, the tourism industry of Cape May started to flourish.
According to a police statement, the six are to appear in the Cape Town District Court on Friday on fraud charges.
Police said two were arrested in Burgundy Estate and the others at their apartment in Summer Greens.
Rumors in Cape May tell of many homes with long tunnels and secret rooms dating back to the Civil War.