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SAYBROOK BREAKWATER LIGHT

State: CONNECTICUT
Location: CONNECTICUT RIVER/LONG ISLAND SOUND
Nearest City: OLD SAYBROOK
County: MIDDLESEX
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1886


Saybrook Breakwater Light
1998 photo by Robert J. Beyus
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1886
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1959
  • Foundation Materials: CAST IRON/CONCRETE CAISSON
  • Construction Materials: CAST IRON/BRICK LINING
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE TOWER ON BROWN PIER
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 48
  • Original Optic: FIFTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1886
  • Present Optic: 300 MM
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 58
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building?
NO
  • Fog Signal Type: HORN/ORIG. BELL
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1886
  • Number of Stories:
  • Architectural Style: SPARK PLUG INTEGRAL
  • Construction Materials: CAST IRON
Other Structures:

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #89001474
Name of Listing: SAYBROOK BREAKWATER LIGHT (OPERATING LIGHTHOUSES IN CONNECTICUT MPS)
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1990

Miscellaneous:



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