5 Beautiful Connecticut Lighthouses
With the entire southern border of Connecticut running along the Long Island Sound coupled with the rich history that lives in the state it makes sense for Connecticut to be home to many beautiful lighthouses. Below we've made a list of 5 of these lighthouses that call Connecticut home.
1. Morgan Point Lighthouse
Morgan Point Lighthouse built in 1868 is located on the west side of the mouth of the Mystic river in Noank, Connecticut. Topping out at sixty-one feet this lighthouse was discontinued in 1919 and is now a private residence.
2. Avery Point Lighthouse
Owned by The University of Connecticut at Avery Point, Avery Point Lighthouse reaches a height of fifty-five feet. Calling Groton it's home, this lighthouse was in use from 1944 until 1967. It was recently relighted in 2006.
3. Stratford Point Lighthouse
With the present lighthouse being built in 1881, Stratford Point Lighthouse sits at the mouth of Housatonic River in Stratford, CT. Constructed out of cast iron and brick the lighthouse stands at fifty-two feet and is currently property of the US Coast Guard.
4. Great Captain Island Lighthouse
Reaching a height of seventy-four feet, Great Captain Island Lighthouse sits in western Long Island Sound off the coast of Greenwich. Built in 1868 it was discontinued in 1970.
5. New London Harbor Light
Constructed in 1801 out of brownstone and brick, New London Harbor Light reaches a height of ninety feet. This lighthouse has the honor of not only being the tallest lighthouse in Connecticut, but also the oldest.