By Jayme Breschard Blue Point is part of the Brookhaven Patent from King Charles II, first settled by people in Setauket in 1655. Bayport in Islip is separated from Blue Point in Brookhaven Town by Namkee Creek. The southwest part of Brookhaven where Blue Point is located was not settled by the early colonists, and […]

Commercial Fishing Since the 1700s there has been an active commercial fishing economy on the south shore.  Baymen and fishermen have harvested eels, killies, clams, oysters, scallops, blue claw crabs, bait crabs, fluke and flounder and other marine species.  While the fishing economy has declined drastically since 1985, when the brown tide decimated the scallop […]