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

The Breakwater

 
 
The Breakwater Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 23, 2019
1. The Breakwater Marker
Inscription.  The Cormaria Retreat House was built by Frank C. Havens for his summer home. In 1902, Havens secured funds from the US Congress to build the Breakwater. Replaced in 2003, the Breakwater continues to protect the harbor from northeast storms. In 1924 Havens widow donated waterfront to the east Havens Beach, as a memorial to her husband.
 
Erected 2012 by Sag Harbor Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 41° 0.036′ N, 72° 17.366′ W. Marker is in Sag Harbor, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker is on Bay Street east of Dering Road, on the right when traveling west. 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. The Fort at Sag Harbor (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sag Harbor World War II Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Sag Harbor Korean and Vietnam Wars Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); East Water Street (approx. ¼ mile away); Atheneum
The Breakwater Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 23, 2019
2. The Breakwater Marker - wide view
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Alvin Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); American Revolution Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Whalers' Church (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sag Harbor.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 30, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 30, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 106 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 30, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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