Corson's Inlet
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Corson's Inlet

Corson Inlet is a narrow strait on the southern coast of New Jersey in the United States.[1]

Corson Inlet leads from the Atlantic Ocean through barrier islands off the northeast coast of Cape May County, New Jersey.[2] The Inlet separates Ocean City, New Jersey from Strathmere, New Jersey.

The United States Navy seaplane tender USS Corson, in commission from 1944 to 1946 and 1951 to 1956, was named for Corson Inlet.[3]

Corson's Inlet State Park borders the strait.

The inlet and adjacent dunes were a favorite place for the amblings of American poet, A.R. Ammons resulting in one of his best known poems, Corsons Inlet.

The passing of automobiles to Corson's inlet has naturally left giant, mogul-like bumps in the road, oddly evenly spaced, all reaching the same height and depth (approx. 3 feet).


  1. ^ Merriam Webster's Geographical Dictionary, Third Edition, p. 283
  2. ^ Merriam Webster's Geographical Dictionary, Third Edition, p. 283
  3. ^ Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships at; see ship namesake paragraph.


  • Merriam Webster's Geographical Dictionary, Third Edition. Springfield, Massachusetts: Merriam-Webster, Incorporated, 1997. ISBN 0-87779-546-0.
  • This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here. (See ship namesake paragraph.)
  • Lehman, D.(Ed.) (2006). A.R. Ammons: Selected Poems. American Poets Project, pp. 18-22. New York: Library of America.

Coordinates: 39°12?20?N 74°38?57?W / 39.20556°N 74.64917°W / 39.20556; -74.64917

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