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Fayerweather Island Light
(Black Rock Harbor Light)
Bridgeport, Connecticut
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Location: Fayerweather Island, Black Rock Harbor
Nearest city: Bridgeport, Connecticut
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Station established: 1808; Present lighthouse built: 1823; Discontinued: 1933
Construction material: Stone, wood
Height of tower: 47 feet
Earlier optic: Fifth-order Fresnel (1854); Present optic: None
Accessibility: The lighthouse grounds are accessible from a parking area at the end of Barnum Boulevard at Seaside Park in Bridgeport. There is a mildly strenuous walk across a breakwater to the lighthouse. The tower itself is not open to the public.
For information, contact:
Fayerweather Island Restoration Fund
c/o Burroughs Community Center
2470 Fairfield Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06605
(203) 334-0293
Related sites
Black Rock Yacht Club
Captain's Cove Seaport
The vessel Catherine Moore

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