Barnacle Bill's Video Game Graveyard

Since Hurricane Sandy caused massive destruction to the Ortley Beach amusement center, the sidewalk has been a graveyard for destroyed arcade machines.

Barnacle Bill's arcade and miniature golf course has been an Ortley Beach landmark for decades. During Hurricane Sandy, both the arcade and golf course suffered significant damage. 

During the cleanup of the arcade, dozens of arcade cabinets, pinball machines, and crane games, all of them destroyed by flooding ocean water, were pulled out to the sidewalk creating a video game graveyard of sorts.

Though the destroyed machines account for about 30 years of collecting, Bill's owner Bill Petruzel said, Barnacle Bill's will be rebuilt, hopefully by this summer.

Sandra January 09, 2013 at 11:13 PM
I loved passing that place everytime I would go through town. I know that "Coastal Amusements" In Lakewood distributes and manufactures games over there. Awesome stuff. Might be a good time to check out the March/April Trade shows too in Vegas. I use to photograph these games at the warehouse. These are awesome money pushers and video games. I am sure that the new stuff no matter where ya get it from will be enjoyed and CAN'T wait to patronize the store when it comes back Yeah. comin' back 2-Barnacle Bills! Good name too. Good luck.
barbara January 10, 2013 at 03:21 AM
I would love to see this shore landmark rebuilt. Always thought it was a nice place to take the kids. One step at a time, but progress will be made. I have faith in the people of this area who have businesses and will patronize them when they rebuild.
Eleanor George January 10, 2013 at 07:06 PM
Everyone loves Barnacle Bills. Ortley could never be the same without it. Thanks for rebuilding.
bill hall January 11, 2013 at 12:39 AM
absolutely a sad story,they will bounce back!!
Anita Livingston July 12, 2013 at 08:23 PM
Thank you for rebuilding barnacle bills I love playing miniature golf I am happy that it is coming back please let us know we were down to play July 12 but you were not open I can't wait to have new memory at barnacles bills I love playing there i am always have fun and love the people there hope.it open in August I am looking forward to being there I am sorry about the devastation with you business hope it's back in business soon


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