OceanViewIoA[Book: Amy Waters Yarsinske – 1998 – 17x24cm – 130 Pages – Many B&W photos]. Ocean View (Norfolk, Virginia), a rich historical beachfront hamlet on the northern-most reaches of the city, was at one time a major destination for beachgoers and amusement park lovers. This is a pictorial history of the resort, its development as an important residential and recreational location, and the people who made it happen from 1862 to 1965. Chapter Points: Acknowledgments; Introduction; Mr. Lincoln Walks the Beach; The Ocean View Company; By the Bay; Hurricane!; Fisherman’s Paradise and the Coney Island of the South (Ocean View Amusement Park: Main Entrance, Leap-the-Dips, Bumper Cars, Canals of Venice, Auto Ride, Tom Thumb Golf Course, Teacups Ride, Carousel, Kiddyland, Sky Ride, Fire -26 February 1958). World War II and the Big Band Era. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Fair / Good.