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Great Captain Island Light
Greenwich, Connecticut
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Location: Western Long Island Sound
Nearest city: Greenwich, Connecticut
40 58 54 N
73 37 24 W
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Accessibility: The ferry to the island, formerly open to Greenwich residents only, is now open to everyone. Click here for more information. The lighthouse is not open to the public.
Station established: 1829; Present lighthouse built: 1868; Discontinued: 1970
Construction material: Granite, cast iron
Height of tower: 51 feet; Height of focal plane: 74 feet
Earlier optic: Fourth-order Fresnel (1858)
Present optic: None (skeleton tower has FA-251 optic)
Other buildings still standing: oil house, storage building
Managed by the Town of Greenwich
Related sites:
Town of Greenwich Homepage
Next lighthouse (west to east): Stamford Harbor Light
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