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CT - BLACK ROCK HARBOR (FAYERWEATHER ISLAND) LIGHTHOUSE

By USCG - CG-232

State: CONNECTICUT
Location: SOUTH END FAYERWEATHER ISLAND
Nearest City: BRIDGEPORT
County: FAIRFIELD
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1809

Black Rock Harbor Light
Photo courtesy of Jeremy D'Entremont, 2000
Existing Historic Tower:

Year Light First Lit: 1817
Is the Light Operational? NO
Date Deactivated: 1932
Automated:
Foundation Materials: FIELDSTONE
Construction Materials: GRANITE RUBBLE/BROWNSTONE BLK
Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
Shape: OCTAGONAL
Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
Tower Height: 41
Original Optic: 8 LAMPS, 14" REFLECTORS
Year Original Lens Installed:
Present Optic: FIFTH ORDER, FRESNEL
Year Present Lens Installed: 1854
Height of Focal Plane: 44
Fresnel Lens Disposition:
Has tower been moved? NO

Previous Tower(s):

1. Construction Date:
Description:
Fate/Disposition:

Modern Tower? YES

Year Tower Constructed: 1932
Type: POLE
Tower Height:
Height of Focal Plane:
Current Optic: Year Installed:

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Fog Signal Type: NONE

Existing Keepers Quarters? NO (BURNED 1977)

Year Constructed: 1880
Number of Stories: 1.5
Architectural Style: VICTORIAN GOTHIC
Construction Materials: WOOD

Other Structures:

Current Use: NATURE PRESERVE

Owner/Manager: CITY OF BRIDGEPORT/FRIENDS OF SEASIDE PARK

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

National Register Status: PART OF LISTING; Reference #82004373
Name of Listing: SEASIDE PARK NR DISTRICT
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1982

Miscellaneous:
REPLACED W/BEACON 1/4 MILE OFFSHORE IN 1933; REHABBED 1983; RELIT IN 2000, ALTHOUGH LIGHT DOES NOT SERVE AS ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION


 

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