Shipwrecked Brewpub, located in Egg Harbor, was heavily damaged by an electrical fire on August 20th of this year. Fifteen fire departments battled the blaze with support from EMTs and the American Red Cross. The building was later determined to be a total loss.
The building that housed Shipwrecked Brewpub will be torn down with work starting on September 27th. According to a news release, crews are planning on having the entire building taken down by October 2nd, to minimize disruptions to neighboring businesses ahead of Egg Harbor’s Pumpkin Patch Festival.
Shipwrecked Brewpub was established in 1997; however the building dates back to 1882. According to their website, the building was built in 1882 by George Barringer, and was a salon to serve the lumberjacks, sailors, and travelers in the area. The building was expanded in 1904 to include guest rooms and a full dining area. In 1912, it was renamed the Harbor Inn
In 1997, the current owners purchased the building and reopened it as Shipwrecked. Shipwrecked celebrated its 20th anniversary a few months before the fire. Construction of the new building is expected to last into Spring of 2018. Shipwrecked hopes to reopen during the Summer of2018.
Shipwrecked Brewpub is located on the corner of Highway 42 and Country Road G in Egg Harbor. More information can be found on their website, shipwreckedbrewpub.com.