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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1877.
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
Credits. This page was last revised on May 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 5, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 169 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 5, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.