Local Lore

Below is a list of topics from the Timelines of History page. Click on the links to learn more about the colorful history of these iconic locations and moments in time that shaped today’s Point Pleasant Beach and Point Pleasant Boro areas.

NEW FOR 2023: The United States Coast Guard Cutter William Chadwick

Bennett Cabin

Clarks Landing

The Wreck of the John Minturn

The Point Pleasant Canal

The Great Fire of 1906

The Devastating Storm of 1938

Reopening of Manasquan Inlet

Power Plant Defeated

Point Pleasant Hospital

Point Pleasant Boro Beginnings

Oona ONeill Chaplin


History of Point Pleasant Beach Schools

Henry Hudson Voyage of 1609

Eugene ONeill

Trolley Follies