- Grant Recipient
- 279 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
- 40.872394, -73.454083
The Whaling Museum & Education Center
BUILT 1894 FOR CAPTAIN
JAMES WRIGHT, 1843-1923,
COASTWISE TRADER, CIVIL WAR
VETERAN & TOWN OF
WILLIAM G. POMEROY FOUNDATION 2017
This house, built in 1894, was the home of Captain James Wright. Captain Wright was a coastwise trader, Civil War veteran, and constable for the Town of Huntington, New York. Captain Wright served in the Navy during the Civil War and went on to become a successful captain on many ships, including the Excelsior which sailed out of Cold Spring Harbor. The exterior architectural detail of his home has remained intact, from the stained glass windows down to the captain’s wheel adorning the porch gable.
As of 2020, the house still stands and is owned by the Whaling Museum & Education Center of Cold Spring Harbor, located next door. The Whaling Museum purchased the historic house in 1956 and maintains administrative offices within the home.