Many of the Batsto Citizens Gazette articlesare related to Bass River and the surrounding area. Back issues are available for reference at the Bass River Township Community Library. Click below to view articles relating to Bass River and the surrounding area. The transcriptions were done by Peter H. Stemmer and published with the permission of The Batsto Citizens Committee.
W.J. Hawthore wrote a three part article on the History of Harrisville, entitled Early Life on the Wading Riverfor "South Jersey Magazine" in the Fall of 1975 through the Spring of 1976. Click on the links below to read this excellent article.
Fish Factories in the area provided employment for the men of Bass River and the surrounding communities for many years. Transcriptions of 1874-1915 newspaper articles provide a unique insight into the importance of the fish factories to the local economy.