This is an interesting tidbit of Plum Island History.  For those fishermen who know the old flag pole down on the Parker River Wildlife Refuge or have heard us refer to the “polio camp”, it was actually a wonderful place called Camp Sea Haven that was a very special part of Plum Island.  One of the old buildings that was part of Camp Sea Haven was originally a U.S. Lifesaving Station.  We scanned one of Kay’s old photos to show you what it looked like.  The camp was located on the ocean side of the refuge road, just after the pavement ends.  Please check out the Newburyport Daily News article on the reunion that will be held at the Fireman’s Hall in Newbury on 7/28/13.

Camp Sea Haven photo


Camp Sea Haven

Liz Cowie
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  • Eric Roach
    Posted at 20:03h, 21 July

    It’s a shame the PRNWR doesn’t open this area as parking for fishermen. This part of the beach is difficult for many to access on foot.

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