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Sag Harbor Whalers Memorial

 
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 23, 2019
1. Sag Harbor Whalers Memorial
The cylindrical object atop the monument symbolizes a broken mast.
Inscription.  
(First panel:)

John E. Howell, born March 2, 1813, died July 23, 1840, while engaged in the whale fishery in the Pacific Ocean, in command of the ship France. He lost his life in an encounter with a sperm whale in the 28th year of his age.


(Second panel:)

To commemorate
that noble enterprise
The Whale Fishery,
and a tribute of lasting respect
to those bold and enterprising ship masters
Sons of Southampton,
who periled their lives
in a daring profession
and perished in actual encounter,
with the Monsters of the deep.

Entombed in the ocean, They live in our memory.


(Third panel:)

Charles W. Payne,
Master of the ship Fanny,
died in the Atlantic Ocean, January 4, 1838,
in the 30th year of his age.
______________________
Stratton H. Harlow,
Master of the ship Daniel Webster,
died in the Pacific Ocean, October 31, 1838,
in the 27th year of his age.
______________________
Alfred C. Glover,
Master of the ship Acasta,
died in the Atlantic Ocean, January 4, 1836,
in the 29th year of his age.
______________________
Richard S. Topping, of Bridgehampton,
Master of the ship
Sag Harbor Whalers Memorial - first panel image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 23, 2019
2. Sag Harbor Whalers Memorial - first panel
Thorn,
died in the Atlantic Ocean, February 1, 1838,
in the 29th year of his age.
______________________
William H. Pierson, of Bridgehampton,
Master of the ship American,
died in the Pacific Ocean, June 1, 1846,
in the 30th year of his age.
______________________

 
Erected 1856 by Nathan P. Howell, Gilbert Howell, August Howell.
 
Location. 40° 59.52′ N, 72° 17.681′ W. Marker is in Sag Harbor, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker can be reached from Jermain Avenue. 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. John Jermain's Mill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sag Harbor World War I Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Whalers' Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Peter's Green (approx. 0.4 miles away); The French House (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Old Burying Ground (approx. 0.4 miles away); Meigs Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); American Revolution Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sag Harbor.
 
More about this memorial. This memorial is located in Oakland Cemetery in the Howell family plot, which is located on the east side of the westernmost lane running from north (Jermain Ave.) to the south, within the cemetery - roughly in the middle. It is actually easy enough to find, given the height and distinctive appearance of the memorial.
 
Also see . . .  Sag Harbor Whalers: Entombed at Sea (Sag Harbor Express, Oct. 3, 2008). (Submitted on June 2, 2019.)
 
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Sag Harbor Whalers Memorial - second panel image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 23, 2019
3. Sag Harbor Whalers Memorial - second panel
Sag Harbor Whalers Memorial - third panel image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 23, 2019
4. Sag Harbor Whalers Memorial - third panel
Sag Harbor Whalers Memorial - fourth panel image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 23, 2019
5. Sag Harbor Whalers Memorial - fourth panel
Showing a capsized dory and sailors in the foreground, as well as a spouting whale, with a whaling ship in the background.

Note this photo was manipulated to exaggerate the contrast in order to make details more easily visible.

 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 6, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 2, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on June 5, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   2, 3. submitted on June 2, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   4, 5. submitted on June 5, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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