The wants to take the public on a tour of one of the hamlet’s most recognized landmarks: the Beebe Windmill, located on the corner of Ocean and Hildreth roads.
Lester Beebe, a retired whaling captain and shipbuilder, commissioned the construction of the windmill by two local craftsmen in 1820. When it was finished, the windmill was the tallest structure in Sag Harbor, according to a Southampton Town pamphlet about the structure. still stands in Sag Harbor, at the foot of Main Street, near Long Wharf.
Beebe Windmill, a designated Southampton Town landmark, has been moved a total of five times over its 191 years in existence, according to the town. After residing on a number of mansions' front lawns, the windmill's latest home is on the , a town park next door to the Pennsylvania industrialist’s former summer estate, Minden.
Members of the historical society have set four tour dates in July and August. Tours of the structure, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, are scheduled on , , and
The historical society will also make appointments on other dates for touring the structure.
Category: Local History
Note: For more information call 631-537-1088, visit bridgehamptonhistoricalsociety.org or email email@example.com