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Sag Harbor in Suffolk County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Duke Fordham's Inn

 
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 23, 2019
1. Duke Fordham's Inn Marker
Inscription.  Here stood Duke Fordham's Inn, destroyed by the fire of 1845; here James Fenimore Cooper penned his first novel, Precaution, while awaiting the return of the whaleship Union, in which he owned shares along with his uncle, local cooper, Edward Cooper. Precaution was not a best-seller, but it and Cooper's proceeds from the Union encouraged his further writings, which culminated in The Last of the Mohicans.
 
Erected by Sag Harbor Historical Society.
 
Location. 41° 0.127′ N, 72° 17.763′ W. Marker is in Sag Harbor, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Long Island Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sag Harbor NY 11963, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Custom House (a few steps from this marker); Wharf Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Long Wharf (within shouting distance of this marker); John Steinbeck
Duke Fordham's Inn Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 23, 2019
2. Duke Fordham's Inn Marker - wide view
(within shouting distance of this marker); Windmill Replica (within shouting distance of this marker); Suzan Johnson Cook (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); East Water Street (about 500 feet away); Lance Corporal Jordan C. Haerter Memorial (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sag Harbor.
 
More about this marker. This marker is easy to miss, as it sits shaded by trees and partially obscured by shrubs.
 
Also see . . .  James Fenimore Cooper (Wikipedia). (Submitted on May 4, 2019.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 4, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 4, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 70 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 4, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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