Get to know Point Lookout
Development of Point Lookout
The residents living here seem to love the close-knit community. It is also one of the few communities where residents receive their posts through a post office. Talk about development. Now, the town has come a long way.
It has fun things to do like shopping centers, movie cinemas, and restaurants. The residents can really do about anything in here. It is no wonder anybody wants to leave town.
The fishing docks are also the best part of this town. Scattered almost everywhere, you can go fishing anytime. It’s a great way to stay active and do outdoor’ things with your friends or family.
Point Lookout was once famous for its fishing and farming facilities. So, it is good to know that the town still honors some of its old activities, even today.
If fishing doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, why not go sailing? You’ll probably need to learn first, but it’s still an excellent outdoor activity. You can plan an entire day at the beach and get in some sun. What’s more to want? Point Lookout sounds much more like a vacation rather than a residence.
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Point Lookout History & Culture
The barrier beach on which Point Lookout sits has been, in one incarnation or another, there for hundreds, if not thousands of years. The first mention of Point Lookout begins to appear in the mid 19th century, as a location for whalers, and as a dangerous spot for ships. A U.S. Life Saving Station was established at Point Lookout in 1872; ironically, it was due to the tragic wreck of the U.S.S. Mexico on January 2, 1837 that a U.S. Life Saving Service was created; the service remained there until farmers grew salt hay on the marshes that stretch behind the site.
A series of hotel and seasonal bungalows was built, as was a seasonal railroad connecting Point Lookout to Long Beach, but nearly all these structures were destroyed over time by either winter storms or fire. During the summer months ferries from the Woodcleft Canal in Freeport brought hundreds of day-trippers to Point Lookout’s beaches, and for those who lived in Point Lookout, or in the small community to the east called Nassau By the Sea, the barrier island was a paradise.
In 1906, Senator William Reynolds of Brooklyn led a consortium that purchased the entire barrier island. In 1918, Nassau By the Sea was nearly wiped out by fire. In the 1920s, Senator Reynolds established Point Lookout Inc., which brought in concrete streets and divided the community into small plots which were sold to families for approximately $2,500 a parcel, giving rise to the Point Lookout community. Those bungalows that had not burned in Nassau By the Sea, as well as others from other marsh islands, were moved to Point Lookout and can be seen around the community today.
During the fall and winter of 2018, with the beach undergoing construction, the legendary Pavilion (the “pav”) was torn down, much to the disdain of longtime residents.