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Two Museums Reopen Saturday

Wed, 04/28/2021 - 17:11
The Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum
Durell Godfrey

The Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum will reopen on Saturday with an exhibition of photographs of the East End taken by William Wallace Tooker circa 1895. The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.

To allow for social distancing, eight guests will be admitted at a time at 20-minute intervals. Reservations have been recommended by phoning the museum up to one week in advance.

The Amagansett Life-Saving and Coast Guard Station Museum on lower Atlantic Avenue will also start its seasonal hours on Saturday. Exhibits showcase the impact of the U.S. Life-Saving Service, which became the U.S. Coast Guard, on the improved survival of passengers and seamen traveling in cargo ships on the Atlantic to New York Harbor, as well as the 1942 Nazi saboteur landing on Atlantic Avenue Beach. The station's two moves, from Atlantic Avenue to Bluff Road in 1966 and when it was returned to its original footprint in 2008, also are documented.

The building is the restored and renovated 1902 Amagansett Life-Saving Station, where tours are led by knowledgeable docents. Entry will be limited to 10 people, with one person at a time in the watch tower, and other Covid-19 protocols will be followed. The museum will be open on weekends from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. through October.

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