Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman (I–Montauk) has invited the community to attend a Long Wharf Deed Transfer Ceremony and Dedication at noon on Friday, February 8, 2013 in front of B. Smith’s restaurant in Sag Harbor. On December 18, 2012 the Suffolk County Legislature unanimously approved Resolution 1181-2012, sponsored by Legislator Schneiderman, to transfer CR 81, Long Wharf to the Village of Sag Harbor.
The County‘s gift comes after more than five decades of owning Long Wharf and marks another excellent moment for the Sag Harbor waterfront during the last 12 months. In August, Suffolk County gave the Village the small artificial sand beach adjacent to Long Wharf, and a group of local volunteers finished repairing the village windmill right at the foot of Long Wharf in December. The Beebe Windmill was also rededicated as the John A Ward Memorial Windmill in April 2012, following the death of John Ward, the former Sag Harbor mayor who built it, died.