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STRATFORD SHOAL (MIDDLE GROUND) LIGHT

State: CONNECTICUT
Location: LONG ISLAND SOUND
Nearest City: BRIDGEPORT
County: FAIRFIELD
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1837


Stratford Shoal Light
1970 U.S. Coast Guard photo
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1877
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1970
  • Foundation Materials: GRANITE ASHLAR CAISSON
  • Construction Materials: GRANITE BLOCKS
  • Markings/Patterns: NATURAL W/WHITE LANTERN
  • Shape: OCTAGONAL TOWER ON SQUARE DWELLING
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 35
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1905
  • Present Optic: 190 MM, SOLAR POWERED
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 60
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1837
  • Description: LIGHTSHIP NO. 15
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building?
NO
  • Fog Signal Type: AIR SIREN/ORIG. BELL/TRUMPET
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1877
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: GOTHIC REVIVAL
  • Construction Materials: GRANITE (INTEGRAL)
Other Structures: RADIOBEACON

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public?
NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #89001477
Name of Listing: STRATFORD SHOAL LIGHTHOUSE (OPERATING LIGHTHOUSES IN CONNECTICUT MPS)
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1990

Miscellaneous:



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