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BRIDGEPORT BREAKWATER (TONGUE POINT) LIGHT

State: CONNECTICUT
Location: WEST SIDE OF HARBOR ENTRANCE
Nearest City: BRIDGEPORT
County: FAIRFIELD
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1895


Photo courtesy of the National Register of Historic Places
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1895
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1954
  • Foundation Materials: REINFORCED CONCRETE PIER
  • Construction Materials: CAST IRON
  • Markings/Patterns: BLACK
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 31
  • Original Optic: SIXTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1894
  • Present Optic: 155 MM
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1988
  • Height of Focal Plane: 31
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? YES, 1919
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
  • Fog Signal Type: BELL (INACTIVE)
Existing Keepers Quarters? NO

Other Structures: 1881 FOG BELL

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED Reference #89001478
Name of Listing: TONGUE POINT LIGHTHOUSE (OPERATING LIGHTHOUSES IN CONNECTICUT)
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1991

Miscellaneous:
TOWER MOVED FROM 1891 BREAKWATER IN 1919; PLAYED A ROLE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF FOG SIGNAL DEVICES



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