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Hope Anew That Old Whalers’ Church Steeple Will Serve as a Beacon

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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.

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 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.

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

A cross-section of the church building. COURTESY CROXTON COLLABORATIVE ARCHITECTS

The First Presbyterian (Old Whalers') Church of Sag Harbor as it looks today. STEPHEN J. KOTZ

The First Presbyterian (Old Whalers') Church of Sag Harbor as it looks today. STEPHEN J. KOTZ

authorStephen J. Kotz on Sep 21, 2022
Ever since the towering 185-foot-tall steeple that once crowned the First Presbyterian (Old Whalers’) Church of Sag Harbor was blown off its perch by the 1938 hurricane, which roared across... more

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