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Alvin Building Marker - wide view image, Touch for more information
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 23, 2019
Alvin Building Marker - wide view
New York (Suffolk County), Sag Harbor — Alvin Building
This is the site of the Alvin Silver Co., producers of distinctive flatware and holloware. Along with the Watchcase Factory, Alvin was the Village's stalwart employer from 1911 to January 1, 1925 when the handsome structure was gutted on . . . — Map (db m133166) HM
New York (Suffolk County), Sag Harbor — Atheneum
This is original site of the Atheneum, as well as the Old Barn Church, Sag Harbor's first place of worship and town hall. A second church was built here by Presbyterians in 1817, finally replaced by the Whalers Church in 1844. The structure was . . . — Map (db m132648) HM
New York (Suffolk County), Sag Harbor — Burial Ground
St. David AME Zion Cemetery ca 1857. Final Resting place of early settlers. African Americans, Native Americans and European Ancestry. — Map (db m133065) HM
New York (Suffolk County), Sag Harbor — David Frothingham
Publisher of Long Island's first newspaper, Frothingham's Long-Island Herald, 1791-1798, lived and printed at this site. — Map (db m133126) HM
New York (Suffolk County), Sag Harbor — Duke Fordham's Inn
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, . . . — Map (db m133473) HM
New York (Suffolk County), Sag Harbor — East Water Street
In Whaling's heyday - 1800-1850 - East Water Street (now Bay Street) bustled with warehouses, coopers and shipyards; ropewalks for producing ships' riggings, tryworks for boiling down whale blubber into oil for lighting and lubricating; storehouses . . . — Map (db m133170) HM
New York (Suffolk County), Sag Harbor — First Custom House
First Custom House in First District of New York State Act passed by First Congress making Sag Harbor Port of Entry, approved Aug. 4, 1790 — Map (db m133474) HM
New York (Suffolk County), Sag Harbor — Handcut Millstone
from the old windmill near Long Wharf, Sag Harbor, N.Y. 1810 used for grinding grain into flour — Map (db m133558) HM
New York (Suffolk County), Sag Harbor — John Jermain's Mill
Near here is the site of John Jermain's Mill, constructed in 1793 - powered by a ditch dredged from ponds farther uphill, in an effort to make Otter Pond commercially profitable. The Mill failed, as did other attempts to commercialize the . . . — Map (db m133169) HM
New York (Suffolk County), Sag Harbor — John Steinbeck
The Old Whalers Festival, Inc. of Sag Harbor dedicate this plaque to the memory of John Steinbeck noted author, Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winner, who gave so willingly of his time and great talent as honorary chairman of the . . . — Map (db m133815) HM
New York (Suffolk County), Sag Harbor — Lance Corporal Jordan C. Haerter Memorial
The Lance Corporal Jordan C. Haerter Veterans' Memorial Bridge

May 7, 2008   State of New York   Senate Assembly

"The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly do enact as follows: To recognize the ultimate . . . — Map (db m133399) HM WM

New York (Suffolk County), Sag Harbor — Ligonee
Ligonee Brook/Creek and the Greenbelt's rare coastal plain ponds are partners in the drainage system left by the glaciers. Historically, alewives and eels have migrated up Ligonee to Long Pond. In 1803, the Sag Harbor Fire . . . — Map (db m132649) HM
New York (Suffolk County), Sag Harbor — Long Wharf
was the scene of great whaling activity. It was built in 1770 and was crowded with refugees to Connecticut in 1776. — Map (db m133538) HM
New York (Suffolk County), Sag Harbor — 387 — M. Olivia Sage
Summer home from 1908-1918. Teacher, philanthropist and advocate for women's rights. Founded Russell Sage College and Russell Sage Foundation. — Map (db m127993) HM
New York (Suffolk County), Sag Harbor — Meigs' Expedition
May 23, 1777 130 colonials landed here destroyed British shipping at Sag Harbor, captured 90 prisoners and reembarked — Map (db m133330) HM
New York (Suffolk County), Sag Harbor — Meigs Monument
A British Fort near this spot was captured by the Americans under Lieut. Col. Meigs at the Battle of Sag Harbor May 23, 1777 — Map (db m133656) HM WM
New York (Suffolk County), Sag Harbor — Peter's Green
At the turn of the 19th Century this was a busy place Peter's Green, with Peter Hildreth's spider-legged mill grinding grain into flour, Samuel L. Hommedieu's ropewalk, where workers walked twisting yarn into riggings and cables, and . . . — Map (db m133168) HM
New York (Suffolk County), Sag Harbor — Sag Harbor Korean and Vietnam Wars Memorial
This memorial is to honor the men and women of Sag Harbor who served in the Vietnam and Korean Wars — Map (db m133843) WM
New York (Suffolk County), Sag Harbor — Sag Harbor World War I Memorial
In honor of the men of Sag Harbor who served in the Great War and in memory of those who gave their lives

Alioto, Vincent · Archibald, Jerome F. · Avery, Charles E. · (remaining 300+ names not transcribed)

Map (db m133856) WM

New York (Suffolk County), Sag Harbor — Sag Harbor World War II Memorial
This memorial is dedicated to the men and women of Sag Harbor who served our country in World War II

Adam, John · Adam, William F., Jr. · Aldrich, John · Aldrich, Robert · Alexander, Bernard · Alippo, Paul · Anderson, Edward · . . . — Map (db m133855) WM

New York (Suffolk County), Sag Harbor — Suzan Johnson Cook
In honor of Her Excellency Suzan Johnson Cook... The first African American and the first woman to be appointed Us Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom. — Map (db m133172) HM
New York (Suffolk County), Sag Harbor — The Breakwater
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 . . . — Map (db m133147) HM
New York (Suffolk County), Sag Harbor — The Fort at Sag Harbor
Upon this hill, during the war of 1812 stood an American fort under the command of Major John Jermain and manned by the ranks of the Fourth Regiment of the New York Artillery, tt protected the port of Sag Harbor from foreign invaders.

In . . . — Map (db m133324) HM WM

New York (Suffolk County), Sag Harbor — The French House
1798 Built by John Hulbert 1870 Stephen B. French NYC Police President 1881 Pres. C. A. Arthur 1884 Summer Retreat — Map (db m133557) HM
New York (Suffolk County), Sag Harbor — The Point House
The Point House
Built in 1804 by John Payne, Jr. His son Charles W. Payne, Master of the ship "Fanny", died at sea in 1838. The Broken Mast Monument in Oakland Cemetery bears his name. — Map (db m133174) HM
New York (Suffolk County), Sag Harbor — Wharf Street
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 . . . — Map (db m133536) HM
New York (Suffolk County), Sag Harbor — Windmill Replica
(Lower panel:) Erected by the citizens of Sag Harbor in the year Nineteen Hundred and Sixty Six as an historic memorial to the great whaling industry which is part of our heritage. The original windmill was constructed in 1760 and stood 50 . . . — Map (db m133842) HM

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