"When the Noon Whistle Blows" | Panel Discussion

Moderated by Karl Grossman
As part of "Every Village Has A Story"

Topic: Industry— “When the Noon Whistle Blows”

Sag Harbor wouldn’t be what it is today if a number of manufacturers hadn’t settled in the vilale in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, replacing the fading whaling industry. From Fahys Watchcase Factory (later Bulova) to Grumman, Bliss Torpedo Factory and Rowe Industries, this panel discussion will recall Sag Harbor’s industrial past through the memories of residents who worked at these factories.

Blue Collar Sag Harbor

In a series of three Sunday panel discussions this summer, the Whaling Museum will explore various aspects of Sag Harbor’s blue collar heritage. Each panel will reflect on the history and evolution of Sag Harbor through one of three lenses — Industry, Main Street Business, and Community — exploring how together and individually, these three facets of village life have contributed to the growth and development of Sag Harbor as we see it today.


This event is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor M. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and is administered by The Huntington Arts Council Inc.