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GREAT CAPTAIN ISLAND LIGHT

State: CONNECTICUT
Location: WESTERN LONG ISLAND SOUND
Nearest City: GREENWICH
County: FAIRFIELD
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1830


Great Captain Island Light
Photo by Jeremy D'Entremont
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1868
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1970
  • Automated: 1970
  • Foundation Materials: STONE
  • Construction Materials: GRANITE/WOOD
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE ON NATURAL GRANITE
  • Shape: OCTAGONAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 51
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1858
  • Present Optic:
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 74
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date:
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? YES
  • Year Tower Constructed: 1970
  • Type: SKELETAL
  • Tower Height: 40
  • Height of Focal Plane: 65
  • Current Optic: Year Installed:
Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
  • Year Constructed:
  • Construction Materials:
  • Architectural Style:
  • Fog Signal Type: HORN/ORIG. STEAM WHISTLE, SIREN
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1868
  • Number of Stories: 2.5
  • Architectural Style: LATE VICTORIAN (INT)
  • Construction Materials: GRANITE BLOCKS
Other Structures: OIL HOUSE, STORAGE BUILDING

Current Use:

Owner/Manager: TOWN OF GREENWICH (OLD TOWER)/U.S COAST GUARD (NEW TOWER)

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #91000351
Name of Listing: GREAT CAPTAIN ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1991

Miscellaneous:
TOWN OF GREENWICH WOULD LIKE TO RELOCATE LIGHT BACK INTO OLD TOWER (1998)



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