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Greenwich, 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.

Berger, Meyer. "Lighthouse crew welcomes spring." New York Times, March 15, 1949.

Bleyer, Bill. "Clearing the Sea Air: Malfunctioning foghorns make ears ring." Newsday, March 7, 1994.

Cassidy, Martin B. "Greenwich islands, ferries are open to out-of-towners." Stamford Advocate, June 16, 2008.

Cowles, Gregory. "No man is an island (but Great Captain's caretaker Otto Lauersdorf comes pretty close)." Greenwich Time, August 20, 2000.

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

DeWire, Elinor. Sentries Along the Shore. Gales Ferry, CT: Sentinel Publications, 1997.

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

Greenwich Historical Society Newsletter, July 1987. "Great Captain's Light."

The Greenwich Social Review, "The Ups and Downs of Great Captain's Island." June 1965.

Greenwich Time, "Great Captain's Island Title is Taken by Town." October 4, 1966.

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.

Hewitt, Arthur. "Signals of the Sea." The Outlook, November 1904.

Jockers, Ryan. "Fund-raising effort expected to pay for lighthouse repairs." Greenwich Time, October 19, 2002.

Keeper's Log, publication of the U.S. Lighthouse Society. Spring 1998; Vol. XIV No. 3. "Relighting Great Captain."

Layton, Arthur. "Coast Guard crew preparing to abandon lonesome vigil on Great Captain Island." Greenwich Time, October 31, 1968.

Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury transmitting the report of the general superintendent of the light-house establishment, December 20, 1850. House of Representatives, 31st Congress 2nd session, Doc. No. 14.

Lighthouse Service Bulletin, October 1, 1929.

Mead, Spencer P. Ye Historie of Ye Yown of Greenwich. NY: The Knickerbocker Press, 1911.

New York Herald, June 19, 1905. "Siren is breaking up happy homes."

New York Times, "Lighthouse case settled." August 4, 1907.

Stevens, John W. "Greenwich sees the ghost of 1656." New York Times, August 1, 1956.

Strong, Roger W. "Keepers of the Greenwich Isles." New York Times, July 3, 1977.

Vigdor, Neil. "Lighting the Way: Renovation of lighthouse on Great Captains Island nears completion." Greenwich Time, May 24, 2009.

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