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Penfield Reef Light
Near Fairfield, Connecticut
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Location: Long Island Sound
Nearest city: Fairfield, Connecticut
41 07 00 N
73 13 18 W
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Station established: 1874; Present lighthouse built: 1874; Automated: 1971
Construction material: Granite, wood
Height of tower: 35 feet; Height of focal plane: 51 feet
Accessibility: The lighthouse is not open to the public.
It can be seen distantly from the shore of Fairfield and Bridgeport, but is best seen by boat.
Original optic: Fourth order Fresnel; Present optic: VRB-25 (solar powered)
Characteristic: Flashing red every six seconds
Fog signal: One blast every 15 seconds
Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation
Related sites
Fairfield County, CT
Captain's Cove Seaport
Penfield Power Squadron

Previous lighthouse (west to east): Pecks Ledge Light
Next lighthouse (west to east): Fayerweather Island Light
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