SACKETS HARBOR : USA - NY

*Location:

   The Dewitt C. Hay Memorial Tower
     and Library
   United Presbyterian Church
     (PCUSA)
   South Broad & East Main Streets
   Sackets Harbor, New York, USA
   LL: N 43.94606, W 76.11893
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*Player:

   (Various volunteers)

*Contact:

   United Presbyterian Church
   *parcel:
     101 South Broad Street
     Sackets Harbor, NY  13685
   *postal:
     PO Box 138
     Sackets Harbor, NY  13685-0138
   T: (315)646-2077

*Schedule:

   Sunday 0930-1000 and weekdays 1745-1800
   during good weather months
   (chimers' schedules permitting)

*Remarks:

   Original chime destroyed by fire in
   1899; replaced by the same donor
   when the church was rebuilt.
   One octave with sharp 4th & flat 7th.

*Technical data:

   Chime-sized instrument or collection of 10 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F# in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   There are two added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1899
     with bells made by Meneely/Wvlt
   Prior history:
     In 1893, a complete instrument was installed
       with 9 bells made by Meneely/Wvlt
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   Year of latest technical information source is 1994
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

A page about the Library has an old photo of the current building and a brief history from the perspective of the Library.

A page about the Church has a larger version of the same photo and a history from the perspective of the church. It also has a photo of the previous church building, which housed the original chime.

A page on churches of Sackets Harbor includes a modern photo of the present church and tower from a different viewpoint.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Watervliet) bellfoundry.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Watervliet) bellfoundry.

Ranking among all North American chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American chimes by weight (pitch).
Ranking among all North American chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in NY.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 21-Sep-10
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/09/20
   and on technical data last updated on 2001/08/08


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