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
Site locator map

*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
   E: shupc1@gmail.com

*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 of  9 bells was installed
       by Meneely/Wvlt
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2020
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The church Website opens with a large background photo of the building and tower; a smaller version of the same photo is in the page heading.  A history page has more building photos.  (A Facebook presence has no information about the chime.)

News article (11No'20) on the playing of the chime; with photos of some of the bells and the chimestand.

News article (7 Oct '20) about restoration in progress on the bell tower; with photo of the tower.

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 (which was NOT salvaged).

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 14-Dec-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/12/12
   and on technical data last updated on 2020/10/10
*Photos:

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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