6 Johnson Street

6 Johnson Street, by David W. Dunlap (2014).

6 Johnson Street, by David W. Dunlap (2014).

Leona & Gabriel, from Paul Mendes.

Leona & Gabriel, from Paul Mendes.

John and Leona Mendes, from Paul Mendes.

John and Leona Mendes, from Paul Mendes.

Offering “Apartments – Rooms – Showers,” the Long Point View Guesthouse was one of the longest-running accommodations under the same proprietorship in town: an astonishing 55 years. Built in the 1870s or 1880s in the Second Empire style, it was purchased in 1946 and run by Leona (Corea) Mendes (pictured), a namesake of the dragger Leona & Gabriel (pictured). Her husband, Capt. John Deus Mendes (pictured), skippered the boat, which he renamed Dolora M., after their daughter. Their other children were Paul Mendes and John Mendes. After Mrs. Mendes closed up the house in 2001, the property was purchased by Cassandra Benson and Mary Alice Wells, who reopened it as a lodging in 2007, and are raising two sons there. They also own the Harbor Lounge.


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