There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is a society where none intrudes
By the deep sea, and music in its roar.Lord Byron
ROBERT L. DOXSEE
Robert L. Doxsee was a man of keen intellect, physically strong and forceful in presenting his conclusions. His forbears included staunch churchmen and generations of farmers and fisherman, men who helped make our country strong. His paternal great-grandfather Archelaus Doxsee was born in Islip, August 31, 1778. The name Doxsee is known the entire length of our Atlantic seacoast in the fishing industry. The family dates its shellfishing activities from 1865 and continues to this day here in Point Lookout under the direction of Robert Jr.
Bob was a Trustee of the Point Lookout Community Church from 1940 until a few years before his death. It was he who in 1946 alerted our Board of Trustees to the fact that the Coast Guard station was declared war surplus property and largely through his efforts the property and building were acquired. He took an important part in the redesigning and renovating of the building into our present house of worship.
Among his many accomplishments and services, probably outstanding was his determination to do something to stop the rapid erosion of our shore line here at Point Lookout. His warning was heeded by responsible officials and resulted in the building of the rock-wall and later on the long permanent rock jetties. He served ably and well as President of Point Lookout Civic Association; was Mayor of Freeport from 1949 to 1953. He was appointed to the Atlantic State Marine Fisheries Commission and served as a member of Nassau Planning Board. He supported the Freeport Historical Society and also the Nassau County Historical Society.
The Flag Tower and Flag Pole at the Point Lookout Community Church, erected early in the present century, is dedicated to Bob in memory of his many contributions to this community.