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Fayerweather Island Light
(Black Rock Harbor Light)
Bridgeport, Connecticut
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Bachand, Robert G. Northeast Lights: Lighthouses and Lightships, Rhode Island to Cape May, New Jersey. Norwalk, CT: Sea Sports Publications, 1989.

Bridgeport Daily Standard, March 25, 1878.

Bridgeport News, January 11, 1996. "Efforts begin to restore lighthouse in Black Rock Harbor."

Bridgeport News, April 25, 1996. "On the evening of gala event, lighthouse is mysteriously lit."

Bridgeport Post, November 14, 1923. "City may acquire lighthouse tract."

Bridgeport Post, October 11, 1928. "With camera and notebook."

Bridgeport Post, March 28, 1933. "Island Soon to Join City's Parks."

Bridgeport Post, July 18, 1934. "City is given deed to Fayerweather."

Bridgeport Post, January 22, 1980. "Board tries to save lighthouse."

Bridgeport Public Library, Historical Collections. Lighthouse clippings file and microfilm from National Archives on Fayerweather Island Light.

Brilvitch, Charles. Walking through History: The Seaports of Black Rock and Southport. Fairfield Historical Society.

Clark, James G. "Fund-raising effort is a shining success." Connecticut Post, August 17, 1997.

Clark, James G. "Light blight." Connecticut Post, April 23, 1998.

Clark, James G. "Lighthouse repair job looks brighter for fall." Sunday Connecticut Post, August 23, 1998.

Clark, James G. "With work, lighthouse shines." Connecticut Post, November 14, 1998.

Clifford, Mary Louise and J. Candace Clifford. Women Who Kept the Lights: An Illustrated History of Female Lighthouse Keepers. Williamsburg, VA: Cypress Communications, 1993.

"A colorful history inhabits long-neglected lighthouse." Letter from Faith Clark Van Louvender in Connecticut Post, July 30, 1996.

Columbian Centinel, December 8, 1808. "Interesting to Mariners."

Connecticut Post, June 21, 1990. "Work delayed on old lighthouse."

Danenberg, Elsie Nicholas. The Story of Bridgeport. Bridgeport Centennial, 1936.

D'Entremont, Jeremy. "Fayerweather Island Light Brought Back to Life." Lighthouse Digest, July 2000.

D'Entremont, Jeremy. The Lighthouses of Connecticut. Beverly, MA: Commonwealth Editions, 2005.

Durrell, Brad. "Rediscovering an island." Bridgeport News, July 11, 2002.

Fairfield Citizen News, January 16, 1996. "Lighthouse Keeper Kate."

Fitzsimmons, Kim. "Keepers of the light." Connecticut Post, April 3, 1994.

Gleason, Sarah C. Kindly Lights: A History of the Lighthouses of Southern New England. Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 1991.

Grimshaw, David G. "Red tape on Fayerweather lighthouse is frustrating." Bridgeport News, April 23, 1998.

Hamilton, Harlan. Lights and Legends: A Historical Guide to Lighthouses of Long Island Sound, Fishers Island Sound and Block Island Sound. Stamford, CT: Wescott Cove Publishing Company, 1987.

Johnson, Reginald. "Fayerweather Island: From ruin to recovery." Connecticut Post, October 19, 2003.

Justinius, Dr. Ivan O. History of Black Rock. Bridgeport, CT: Antoniak Printing Service, Inc., 1955.

Kaufman-Sharp, Sarah. "Painter fights weather, vandals to keep beacon shining bright." Connecticut Post, July 7, 1996.

Keeton, Dana. "Lighthouse gets painted, restoration planned." Bridgeport News, July 18, 1996.

Lighthouse Digest, June 1994. "Dinner-dance funds Black Rock Harbor Light."

Lighthouse Digest. November 1997. "Keeper's Korner."

Matthews, Cara. "A light returns to new glory: Citizen effort helps restore Fayerweather." Connecticut Post, April 27, 2000.

New York Sunday World, 1889, exact date unknown. "A Lifetime in a Lighthouse."

"Shipping would be practically at standstill if navigation lights were all extinguished." October 11, 1928, source unknown.

Szivos, Frank. "Shining a light on Black Rock." Republican-American, Waterbury, CT, October 3, 1994.

Tuttle, Roberta. "Bridgeport lighthouse undergoes renovation." Soundings, April 1999.

Witkowski, Mary. "Black Rock was home to lighthouse keepers." Bridgeport News, October 29, 1998.

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