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FIVE MILE POINT (OLD NEW HAVEN) LIGHT

State: CONNECTICUT
Location: HARBOR ENTRANCE/LONG ISLAND SOUND
Nearest City: NEW HAVEN
County: NEW HAVEN
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1805
Five Mile Point Light
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1845
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1877
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials: BROWNSTONE
  • Construction Materials: BROWNSTONE/BRICK LINING
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: OCTAGONAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 70
  • Original Optic: 12 LAMPS, 21" REFLECTORS
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1845
  • Present Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1855
  • Height of Focal Plane: 97
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date:
  • Description: WOOD
  • Fate/Disposition: TOWER TOO SHORT
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
  • Fog Signal Type: REMOVED/ORIG. BELL
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1835
  • Number of Stories: 2.5
  • Architectural Style: FARMHOUSE
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
Other Structures:

Current Use: CITY PARK

Owner/Manager: CITY OF NEW HAVEN

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

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #90001108
Name of Listing: FIVE MILE POINT LIGHTHOUSE
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1990

Miscellaneous:
TOWER WAS PREVIOUSLY ATTACHED TO DWELLING BY COVERED WALKWAY; LIGHT REPLACED BY SOUTHWEST LEDGE LIGHT ON BREAKWATER SOUTH OF SITE; CITY TOOK OVER 1949; REHABBED 1986



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