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STRATFORD POINT LIGHT

State: CONNECTICUT
Location: LONG ISLAND SOUND/HOUSATONIC RIVER
Nearest City: STRATFORD
County: FAIRFIELD
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1822


Stratford Point Light
Photo by Jeremy D'Entremont
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1881
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1970
  • Foundation Materials: CONCRETE
  • Construction Materials: CAST IRON/BRICK LINING
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BROWN BAND MIDWAY & BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 35
  • Original Optic: THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1881
  • Present Optic: 190 MM
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1990
  • Height of Focal Plane: 52
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1822
  • Description: WOOD SHINGLE
  • Fate/Disposition: REPLACED WITH STRONGER LIGHT
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1911
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Architectural Style:
  • Fog Signal Type: TYPHON WHISTLE/ORIG. BELL
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1881
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: CARPENTER GOTHIC
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures: RADIOBEACON

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/COAST GUARD HOUSING

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #89001476
Name of Listing: STRATFORD POINT LIGHTHOUSE (OPERATING LIGHTHOUSES IN CONNECTICUT MPS)
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1990

Miscellaneous:
LANTERN REMOVED TO ACCOMODATE DCB 224 IN 1969 AND REPLACED IN 1990



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