fished this area. In later years, river villages like Point
Pleasant developed with inns and taverns to service the rough
lot of rafters and canalmen who transported materials on the
Delaware River and Canal. The first grist mill in Point Pleasant
was built in 1748, which ground grain for the soldiers during
the Revolutionary War. Point Pleasant was also a way station
for the Doylestown-Frenchtown-NewYork stage.