Just in time for the holidays a Sayville staple is back home after being away from Main Street for more than two years.
The iconic Sayville clock made its triumphant return to Main Street on Tuesday morning. The brand new replacement — an exact replica of the one totaled by a delivery truck in August 2019 — is back in its rightful place on the north side of Main Street, in front of Hammer & Stain.
It’s arrival comes much to the glee of Sayville residents and shoppers — including Greater Sayville Chamber of Commerce President Eileen Tyznar.
“It just feels so complete again,” Tyznar said of Sayville with its clock. “The clock just goes back years and years — without it, it felt empty. We’re known for that clock.”
In August of 2019, the old clock was struck by a Ryder delivery box truck in an accident captured on video.
Tyznar remembers the awful feeling of seeing the 500-pound head of the clock “literally bent forward.” The clock was removed and eventually deemed beyond repair.
The clockmaker Electric Time in Medfield, Massachusetts, created a replica of the Main Street timepiece, but the pandemic delayed its delivery, Tyznar said.
A public unveiling of the clock is set to happen at the “Miracle on Main Street” holiday event Nov. 27.
Following the tree lighting at Sparrow Park, Tyznar said attendees will walk over to the clock for a special filming of “Tick Tock, Here’s the Sayville Clock.”
“It represents our small-town charm, in fact, it is our small-town charm,” she said. “It’s like our beacon.”
Continue to follow GreaterSayville for updates on this event, as well as the Sayville Chamber of Commerce Facebook page.
Top: The new Sayville clock being installed on Main Street. Photo courtesy of the Sayville Chamber Facebook page.