Tucked away in a northern nook of the south fork, surrounded by prestigious harbors, and filled with travelers from around the world, is a darling place well known to the locals of the Hamptons; Sag Harbor.
A village of only 2 square miles, Sag Harbor has benefited its surrounding neighbors, real estate and its country for centuries. Once a massive whaling port commencing in the early 1700's, Sag Harbor attracted many local tourists, and the constant rise of the economy put the small town on the map for America. In 1789, President Washington claimed Sag Harbor as the second most important seaport and port of entry in New York State, behind New York City. The operations of E.W. Bliss Torpedo Company, Agwam Aircraft Products and Grunman Aerospace shortly followed. The artistic culture of this village's history includes the residence of famous author John Steinbeck, and the birthplace of noted American poet George Sterling.
Today, Sag Harbor, Sag Harbor Village, and North Haven flourish with shops and restaurants, nestled in cozy nooks or rubbing shoulder to shoulder on Main Street. The artifacts, jewelry, and intricate handmade gifts in the shops allow tourists to feel as though they are going through the history of the whaling industry. The end of Main Street leads to the infamous Sag Harbor marinas, which draw in some of the most prestigious yachts and sailing vessels ever seen to the area. The Hamptons summer months buzz with beauty and culture.
Sag Harbor, small and quaint, filled with history of the whaling captains, farmers, inn-keepers, veterans, and early settlers who all worked together to make this village as immaculate as still is today and a thriving real estate market in the Hamptons.