Live Oak Point on
Mackay Island Today
These photos were taken in early March 2005 by Wanda Morris a student of Virginia Wesleyan College as she and her volunteers participated in planting 1,500 Oak trees at Live Oak Point. This is the actual spot on Mackay Island where Joseph Palmer Knapp built his version of Mount Vernon in 1920. To see how it looked then click on the link below. I'm planning a visit to Mackay Island very soon.
THE KNAPPS LIVED HERE
This is what J. P. Knapp saw outside his front door. Looks much like what his children saw out theirs in Mastic Beach
photos courtesy: Wanda Morris
TODAY MACKAY ISLAND (light green) IS A WILDLIFE REFUGE
You can see the house below surrounded by trees just a short distance from the water.