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LYNDE POINT (SAYBROOK) LIGHT

State: CONNECTICUT
Location: CONNECTICUT RIVER / LONG ISLAND SOUND
Nearest City: OLD SAYBROOK
County: MIDDLESEX
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1803


Lynde Point Light
1998 photo by Robert J. Beyus
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1839
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1975
  • Foundation Materials: GRANITE PIER
  • Construction Materials: BROWNSTONE BLOCKS
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/RED & GREY LANTERN
  • Shape: OCTAGONAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 65
  • Original Optic: 10 LAMPS, 9" REFLECTORS
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: FIFTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1890
  • Height of Focal Plane: 71
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date:
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
  • Year Constructed:
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
  • Architectural Style: BELL TOWER
  • Fog Signal Type: BELL (INACTIVE)
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1966
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: DUPLEX
  • Construction Materials: MASONRY
Other Structures:

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 #89001469
Name of Listing: LYNDE POINT LIGHTHOUSE (OPERATING LIGHTHOUSES IN CONNECTICUT MPS)
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1990

Miscellaneous:



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