Stratford, CT


Located where the Houstonic River meets Long Island Sound, this station, at the time the third light station built on Long Island Sound, was established in 1822.   A wooden octagonal tower, was built after Congress appropriated $4,000.  It was 28-feet high, to the base of the lantern.  A bell tower was installed in 1865.

The current tower, a 35-foot cast iron tower lined with brick, was built in 1881.  The red band was added in 1899. 

It was equipped with a third-order Fresnel lens, which was replaced by a modern optic.

Stratford Point Lighthouse was the first prefabricated cylindrical lighthouse in the country.

Visited August 22, 2019

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