Sag Harbor's Old Whalers' Church, Once The Tallest Structure On Long Island, Celebrates 175 Years - 27 East

Sag Harbor’s Old Whalers’ Church, Once The Tallest Structure On Long Island, Celebrates 175 Years

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Randolph Croxton lecturing about the architecture and history of the church on Sunday. ELIZABETH VESPE

Randolph Croxton lecturing about the architecture and history of the church on Sunday. ELIZABETH VESPE

One of the hand-carved wood pillars in the Old Whalers' Church. ELIZABETH VESPE

One of the hand-carved wood pillars in the Old Whalers' Church. ELIZABETH VESPE

The organ at the Old Whaler's Church. ELIZABETH VESPE

The organ at the Old Whaler's Church. ELIZABETH VESPE

A photo of the Old Whaler's Church from the late 1800s taken by George Bradford Brainerd.   COURTESY RANDOLPH CROXTON

A photo of the Old Whaler's Church from the late 1800s taken by George Bradford Brainerd. COURTESY RANDOLPH CROXTON

The Old Whalers' Church.  PRESS FILE

The Old Whalers' Church. PRESS FILE

The Old Whalers' Church

The Old Whalers' Church

 today without a steeple.  PRESS FILE

today without a steeple. PRESS FILE

The Old Whaler's Church.   PRESS FILE

The Old Whaler's Church. PRESS FILE

The Old Whaler's Church.   PRESS FILE

The Old Whaler's Church. PRESS FILE

The Old Whalers' Church.   PRESS FILE

The Old Whalers' Church. PRESS FILE

The Old Whaler's Church.   PRESS FILE

The Old Whaler's Church. PRESS FILE

The Old Whaler's Church.   PRESS FILE

The Old Whaler's Church. PRESS FILE

The Old Whaler's Church.   PRESS FILE

The Old Whaler's Church. PRESS FILE

The Old Whaler's Church.   PRESS FILE

The Old Whaler's Church. PRESS FILE

The Old Whaler's Church.   PRESS FILE

The Old Whaler's Church. PRESS FILE

Hand-crafted detail on a pillar at the Old Whalers' Church in Sag Harbor.  COURTESY RANDOLPH CROXTON

Hand-crafted detail on a pillar at the Old Whalers' Church in Sag Harbor. COURTESY RANDOLPH CROXTON

authorElizabeth Vespe on May 14, 2019
The pitter-patter of rain hitting the roof could be heard in the ornate and spacious Old Whalers’ Church in Sag Harbor on Sunday, as congregants celebrated the church’s 175th anniversary... more

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