If you've been to Sea Isle City -- or anywhere along the Jersey shore -- for that matter, you've surely noticed the life guard stands that line the beach. But what's the deal?
According to an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer, these lifeguard stands may be geting a makeover soon. Cape May County beach patrol members are testing a prototype made of aluminum instead of the traditional wood. The idea is to devise a lighter and more portable model that is resistant to vandalism and weather damage.
Unlike beaches elsewhere, where the surf line remains relatively unchanged during the day, enabling guards to man permanent stations, high and low tide can vary dramatically in New Jersey. Lifeguard stands must be moved often along the Jersey shore.
If the new chairs are approved, you could be seeing them along the Sea Isle shore by next summer.