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Museum Hours:
May 15th - October 16th
Daily: 10am to 5pm

Office Hours:
Mon - Fri: 10am to 5pm

Tours and school groups
by appointment
throughout the year.
Please call for details.

200 Main Street
Sag Harbor, NY 11963
For more information
Call 631-725-0770
Fax: 631-725-5638


Museum Manager: Greg Therriault
Business Manager: Vanessa Petruccelli
Collections Manager: Richard Doctorow
Museum Shop Manager: Michael Butler
Harpoon Committee:
Terry Elkins + Scott Sandell + Gavin Zeigler

Board of Directors:
Barbara Pintauro~Lobosco - President
Linley Pennebaker Whelan - Vice President
Zachary Studenroth- Treasurer
Anthony Brandt - Secretary
Joanne Carter
Robert Chaloner
Peter Drakoulias
Annette Hinkle
Peter J. Marcelle
Catherine Ross
Kathie Russo
Bettina Stelle
Lynda Sylvester
Tom Dakin

Exhibit 2000 -- Black Whalers: Their Tales, Courage & Conquests.

Black Whalers contributed to the growth and prosperity of America from the 1790's to the 1920's, yet their story is little known. In conjunction with the Heritage Society and the Eastville Historical Society, both of Sag Harbor, the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum is proud to present this exhibition, the first of its kind in New York. Through this exhibition we have attempted to bring forth the history and highlights of Black Whalers in America.>

The museum's first acquisition in over a decade is the centerpiece of this historic show- an authentic "ditty bag" used by Sag Harbor Black Whaler Clayton King. These homemade bags were used by sailors to hold their sailmending tools. King's contained 13 tools and his name was hand stiched into the heavy sail cloth. Experience the lives of Black Whalers through reproduced photographs, original solar prints by Master printmaker Nicolette Jelen, and excerpts from the 1922 film Down to the Sea in Ships, which accurately recreates how these sailors captured whales.