How to use:
The Maurice River Reaches Map is easy to interact with the simple controls and features provided.
Listed below are the key features and descriptions of how they can be utilized.

Working with the controls
The map is fully draggable. Simply click anywhere on the map and begin dragging your mouse to move the map to specific areas.
move up click to navigate the map "up".
move down click to navigate the map "down".
move left click to navigate the map "left".
move right click to navigate the map "right".
zoom in click to "zoom in" for a closer look.
zoom in click to "zoom out" to back away from the map.
default map setting click to get back to the "default" map setting.
red buoy click to learn more about that reach.
Maurice River Recollections Project
River Reaches

The Maurice River Reaches Project
Matts Landing
Reach #44

The caption of an undated photo titled "The Last of the Old Tugs," from the files at the Lummis Library in Greenwich, NJ provided this early image of the activities at Matt's Landing:

The Pennsylvania Railroad operated a tugboat, the Eleanora, that ran from the Township Wharf (Peak of the Moon) to Matt's Landing.

Mr. Jesse Prichard was one of the ferry pilots that crossed the Maurice River.

Mr. Whilden Reeves owned and operated a hack, a horse and buggy, that met the tug. He had a barn nearby to house the horses.

A history of Heislerville found on the Cumberland County website expands on the image:
"Train loads of Heislerville strawberries were shipped to ‘Link City,’ a railroad station on Matt's Landing Road, which also served the oyster packing operations located in the ‘ghost’ village of Maurice River, on the river opposite Bivalve.”

Today Matt's Landing serves as a base for people who fish and crab in the Maurice River and the Delaware Bay. Several marinas are in operation and the area can be quite lively with boaters and people who crab right there in the "ponds" at Matt's Landing.

There is a NJ Coastal Heritage Trail marker and a parking area near these ponds and marinas. The spot is a good viewing area for birders, too.

Matts Landing
Joanne and Frank Murphine