Hercules stands watch over Stony Brook's village green and harbor day and night, but have you ever visited for an up-close look?
If you have, you already know that Stony Brook's Hercules statue was once the figurehead on board the U.S.S. Ohio, built in 1820. Keeping Hercules company in his pavilion is the Polaris Whaleboat, another historic artifact belonging to the Ward Melville Heritage Organization.
Visit Hercules' pavilion to learn more about the figurehead and the whaleboat. You won't pay a dime for this educational experience. Maybe you can even stop by on your way to the or dinner at nearby .