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

Wharf Street

 
 
Wharf Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 23, 2019
1. Wharf Street Marker
Inscription.  This is the site of Wharf Street - a block-long maze of stacked lumber, barrells, jostling horse-drawn wagons and carriages; of sea captains, sailors, harpooners, stevedores, and tradesmen; of coopers, boatyards, sailmakers and smithies - all servicing the maritime trade.

With the precipitous decline in whaling, after the disastrous fire of 1877 Wharf Street was never rebuilt. Later the landfill was dredged away to provide docking space for the side-wheelers and steam packets that commuted to New York City.
 
Erected by Sag Harbor Historical Society.
 
Location. 41° 0.156′ N, 72° 17.746′ W. Marker is in Sag Harbor, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker is at the intersection of Wharf Street and Bay Street, in the median on Wharf 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. Long Wharf (here, next to this marker); John Steinbeck (within shouting distance of this marker); Windmill Replica (within shouting distance of this marker); First Custom House

Wharf Street Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 23, 2019
2. Wharf Street Marker - wide view
The marker is visible here in front of the windmill.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Duke Fordham's Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); East Water Street (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Suzan Johnson Cook (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.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 5, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 5, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 88 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 5, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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