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STONINGTON HARBOR LIGHT

State: CONNECTICUT
Location: EAST SIDE OF HARBOR
Nearest City: STONINGTON
County: NEW LONDON
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1823


Stonington Harbor Light
Photo by Jeremy D'Entremont
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1840
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1889
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials: GRANITE
  • Construction Materials: GRANITE
  • Markings/Patterns: NATURAL
  • Shape: OCTAGONAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 35
  • Original Optic: SIXTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1856
  • Present Optic: REMOVED
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 62
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: ORIGINAL SIXTH ORDER LENS ON DISPLAY IN MUSEUM
  • Has tower been moved? YES, 1840
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date:
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
  • Fog Signal Type: NONE
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1840
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: ATTACHED
  • Construction Materials: GRANITE
Other Structures:

Current Use: MUSEUM

Owner/Manager: STONINGTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #76002000
Name of Listing: STONINGTON HARBOR LIGHTHOUSE
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1975

Miscellaneous:
FIRST ERECTED AT WINDMILL POINT, TOWER WAS MOVED TO EAST SIDE OF HARBOR IN 1840; REPLACED BY STONINGTON WEST BREAKWATER LIGHT IN 1889; BREAKWATER LIGHT DESTROYED IN 1938 HURRICANE; OLD TOWER HAS BEEN A MUSEUM SINCE 1925



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