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PENFIELD REEF LIGHT

State: CONNECTICUT
Location: BLACK HARBOR ENTRANCE / LONG ISLAND SOUND
Nearest City: FAIRFIELD
County: FAIRFIELD
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1874



Photo courtesy of Ted Smith, 2002.
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1874
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1971
  • Foundation Materials: GRANITE CAISSON
  • Construction Materials: WOOD/GRANITE
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: OCTAGONAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 35
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1874
  • Present Optic: DCB-24
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 51
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
  • Fog Signal Type: DABOLL TRUMPET/ORIG. BELL
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1874
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: SECOND EMPIRE
  • Construction Materials: GRANITE (INTEGRAL)
Other Structures: BOAT LANDING

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #89001473
Name of Listing: PENFIELD REEF LIGHTHOUSE (OPERATING LIGHTHOUSES IN CONNECTICUT MPS)
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1990

Miscellaneous:



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