Workers stand proudly atop the steeple in 1910, not knowing that the renovation project they undertook to stop leaks and shore up supports doomed the structure in the 1938 Hurricane.
The First Presbyterian (Old Whalers') Church of Sag Harbor shortly before the 1938 Hurricane blew off its 185-foot-tall steeple.
The steeple lay in ruins, partially in the graveyard next door, after the hurricane blew across Long Island.
A cross-section of the church building. COURTESY CROXTON COLLABORATIVE ARCHITECTS
The First Presbyterian (Old Whalers') Church of Sag Harbor. STEPHEN J. KOTZ
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