Christmas Island

Before it was renamed by a developer around 1950, Christmas Island was known as Plummer Island. The island is now a gated community of private homes; a gate at the bridge to the island limits access to property owners and their guests.
The name of the Christmas Island Resort, built in 1954, was somewhat misleading, as the resort was located not on the island, but on the mainland, opposite the island. In the spring of 2013, the resort closed permanently, after it was sold to a developer with plans to demolish the 45-room property and build 18 luxury townhouses. Before the wrecking balls and bulldozers could roll, on September 28, 2013, the vacant resort burned to the ground.

This fall view looking south shows the extent of Paugus Bay visible from the Christmas Island beach.

In this old photo of the Bay View Campground, Christmas Island is on the left. The bridge to the island had not yet been built.

Here are many more photos of Prescott’s Bay View Camps.

This color view of the waterfront of Prescott’s Bay View Camps was taken after the bridge to Christmas Island was built..