Point Pleasant Vol. 1 Front Cover Point Pleasant Vol. 1 back cover
Point Pleasant Vol. 1 front cover back cover
Point Pleasant Volume 1 by Jerry A. Woolley takes an in-depth look at the history of Point Pleasant and Point Pleasant Beach through a collection of rare and fascinating photographs.  The jacket text follows:

"Since the development of photography in the mid-nineteenth century, the camera has been used as a tool of both discovery and preservation.  Photographs bring alive our image of the past, and can open a floodgate of memories and nostalgia or inspire curiosity and a sense of history.
     Point Pleasant and Point Pleasant Beach have always been two of New Jersey's most dynamic coastal communities.  The scenic beauty and simple charm of the area remains undisturbed today, and it is easy to see why it has been a popular tourist destination for more than two centuries.  The last one hundred years have also seen the formation and development of several important industries in the region, including shipbuilding and commercial fishing.  This combination of business and recreation, of modern industry and Old World charm, is why Point Pleasant and Point Pleasant Beach remain two of the most vivacious and magnetic communities on the coast of New Jersey.
     Jerry Woolley is a native of Point Pleasant Beach and president of the Point Pleasant Historical Society.  In this fascinating selection of photographs, many of which have never been published, he captures some of the essence and energy of these thriving communities.  The result is an intimate glimpse into their past that will delight resident and tourist alike."

This book was published in 1995 and is now out of print.  Used copies can sometimes be located on the Internet and at used book dealers.

"Point Pleasant"
by Jerry A. Woolley
Arcadia Publishing

2 Cumberland Street
Charleston, SC  29401