Point Pleasant Borough - Original Sea Day

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Point Pleasant Borough - Original Sea Day

At one time, Native Americans of the Lenape tribe, a branch of the Algonquin nation, inhabited much of present-day Ocean County. In the summer, the Lenape came to the sea to fish and gather seashells to use as money, known as wampum. While there, they enjoyed eating clams, oysters, scallops, snails, mussels, crabs, amd other fish. Later, area residents and their families came to the beach at Point Pleasant for Big Sea Day, continuing the Lenape tradition.