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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.