Nonfiction Writer/Newspaper Columnist/Book Reviewer/Editor

New Book


TRUE STORIES OF OLD SAG HARBOR:  Whaling Adventures, Indians and Colonists, Wars, Shipwrecks, Writers and Artists

 by Jim Marquardt

Published in spring 2019, this collection of over 70 columns written by Jim Marquardt for the Sag Harbor Express creates an intimate picture of the events and people that formed a unique American village. Though relatively small, Sag Harbor on the East End of Long Island, New York, has a fascinating history.  English colonists settled here in 1703, joining Algonquians who had lived in the area for thousands of years.  The village became prosperous and Congress established the first Custom House on Long Island in 1789.  Sag Harbor is perhaps best known as a leading whaling port during the first half of the 1800s.  The first newspaper on Long Island began publishing here in 1791.  Today the village’s Main Street, colonial homes, quaint streets and protected harbor have given it a new life as a popular tourist attraction.

Copies of the book are available at many retail outlets in Sag Harbor.  Or to order a copy by mail, please send $20, plus $2 for shipping and handling to:

Harbor Electronic Publishing
84 Mt. Misery Drive
Sag Harbor, NY 11963