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MORGAN POINT LIGHT

State: CONNECTICUT
Location: WEST SIDE OF MOUTH OF MYSTIC RIVER
Nearest City: NOANK (GROTON)
County: NEW LONDON
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1831


Morgan Point Light
1993 photo courtesy of J. Pilalas
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1868
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1919
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials: NATURAL GRANITE SHELF
  • Construction Materials: WOOD TOWER/GRANITE DWELLING
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE TOWER ON MASONRY DWELLING
  • Shape: OCTAGONAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 52
  • Original Optic: SIXTH ORDER STEAMER
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1855
  • Present Optic: REMOVED
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 61
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1831
  • Description: WOODEN CIRCULAR TOWER
  • Fate/Disposition: REMOVED WITH CONSTRUCTION OF 1868 TOWER
Modern Tower? YES
  • Year Tower Constructed: 1919
  • Type: SKELETAL
  • Tower Height: 25
  • Height of Focal Plane: 25
Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1869
  • Number of Stories: 2.5
  • Architectural Style: INTEGRAL TO TOWER
  • Construction Materials: GRANITE BLOCKS
Other Structures:

Current Use: SUMMER COTTAGE

Owner/Manager: PRIVATE OWNER

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: PART OF LISTING; Reference #79002656
Name of Listing: NOANK HISTORIC DISTRICT
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1979

Miscellaneous:
REPLACED BY OFFSHORE POLE 1919; SOLD 1922; LANTERN RESTORED W/REPLICA IN 1993 AND INTERIOR RENOVATED



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