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SHEFFIELD ISLAND (NORWALK) LIGHT

State: CONNECTICUT
Location: SHEFFIELD ISL / ENTRANCE TO NORWALK RIVER
Nearest City: NORWALK
County: FAIRFIELD
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1828


Sheffield Island Light
Photo courtesy Norwalk Seaport Association
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1868
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1902
  • Automated: N/A
  • Foundation Materials: DRESSED STONE/TIMBER
  • Construction Materials: METAL TOWER ON STONE DWELLING
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE TOWER/BLACK LANTERN ON DWELLING
  • Shape: OCTAGONAL ON SQUARE HOUSE
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 44
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1857
  • Present Optic:
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 51
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date:
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1868
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: MID-VICTORIAN (INTEGRAL)
  • Construction Materials: LIMESTONE BLOCKS
Other Structures: WOODEN COTTAGE (1927)

Current Use: MUSEUM SURROUNDED BY WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

Owner/Manager: NORWALK SEAPORT ASSOCIATION

Open to the Public? YES (Go to Lighthouses to Visit for access information)

Web Site: Link

National Register Status:
LISTED; Reference #88003222
Name of Listing: NORWALK ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1987

Miscellaneous:
SOLD IN 1914; KEEPERS REHABBED 1991-1992



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