The Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce’s annual HarborFest celebration took place over the weekend with a block party down Long Wharf, whaleboat racing, an arts and crafts fair, a village-wide sidewalk sale and, of course, the clam chowder tasting and competition. The weekend kicked off with a Spotlight on Boating and Fishing party sponsored by The Sag Harbor Express at the Breakwater Yacht Club. On Sunday, Team Whalers won the men’s whaleboat championship for a record 18th time, while the women’s team from Brown Harris Stevens won for the first time. Also first-time winners were the Sag Harbor Fire Department Juniors team in the Youth Division. Let’s take a look back through the lens of Sag Harbor Express photographer Michael Heller.
Memorial Day is about remembering those men and women who gave their lives for their country, including those whom time is beginning to erase from living memory.One was Edwin Woodruff Bill, a descendant of whaling captains on both sides of his family tree who was born and raised in Sag Harbor.