Long Island: Sag Harbor
As of 2010 census, there were 2,169 people, 1,000 households, and 515 families residing in the village. The median income for a household in the village was $88,261, and the median income for a family was $103,611.
Sag Harbor has an extraordinary history, from the village’s earliest inhabitants, the Native Americans who maintained the Wegwagonock community, to the men and women who supported a lively whaling trade, through the village’s industrial period, when thousands were employed at the factories that once boomed in the village.
Sag Harbor’s role in the Revolutionary War is exposed, largely through the young local man who led the struggle to evoke the village from the British and the story on the Old Burying Ground talks about the final resting place of many of the men and women who lived here at that time. The village industrial period from the late 19th century through the mid twentieth century is cleared up in three stories about the Bliss Torpedo Factory, The Fahys and Bulova Watchcase Factory and the Grumman Plant.
Since it became an active whaling port rivaling Salem and New Bedford, many visitors in Sag Harbor have been enchanted with their courteous accommodations, its perfect beaches, centuries-old streets lined with ancient trees and inviting homes, restaurants and shops that offer food and fare from around the corner. Shops and restaurants line these historic streets and visitors can find treasures in little corners all over Sag Harbor. Just minutes away from the village, one can take a dip in the Atlantic Ocean or take a walk through a nearby nature preserve.
The Old Whalers’ Church (Presbyterian) date from 1844 is one of the famous historic structures in the village, and the Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum contains relics of that industry. The Museum shop is located in the center of the building with the perfect view of the spiral staircase and magnificent internal dome. It sells variety of collectable items such as finest gifts for adults including a unique collection of original as well as replicated, scrimshaw.
The Herald was published in 1791, the Long Island’s first newspaper. The schools in Sag Harbor are also great and offer quality education. The Sag Harbor Union Free School District in partnership with all members of the community have a mission to provide students with a safe, child-centered environment which nurtures personal, academic and creative excellence.