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Norwalk, Connecticut
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Adams, Virginia Queen. History of Sheffield Island, Norwalk, Connecticut. Published by the author in Stamford, CT, 1968.

Aport, Helm. "Best summer of my life - Andy Siegel." Norwalk Hour, September 14, 1988.

Bachand, Robert G. Northeast Lights: Lighthouses and Lightships, Rhode Island to Cape May, New Jersey. Norwalk, CT: Sea Sports Publications, 1989.

Bodach, Jill. "A day at the lighthouse." Norwalk Hour, May 10, 2003.

Bodach, Jill. "New lighthouse keeper ready." Norwalk Hour, June 10, 2003.

Boston Evening Transcript, July 27, 1872.

Citro, Joseph A. Passing Strange: True Tales of New England Hauntings and Horrors. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1996.

Clifford, Candace (Project Manager). Inventory of Historic Light Stations. Washington, D.C.: National Maritime Initiative; National Park Service History Division, 1994.

Coneybear, John F. "Ownership of Sheffield light passes to seaport association." Norwalk Hour, December 31, 1986.

Connecticut: A Guide to its Roads, Lore, and People. WPA Writers Program, 1938.

Connolly, Kathy and Paul. "The Two Norwalks." Offshore, September 1988.

Curran, David. "To the Lighthouse." Norwalk Hour, June 11, 1993.

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

Devlin, John C. "Businessmen take their annual jam session to a lonely island." New York Times, July 26, 1965.

Guevin, Laura. "On Watch at the Lighthouse." Norwalk Hour, May 13, 1995.

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.

Hazell, Naedine Joy. "Toast of the Coast: Norwalk Islands Have an Intriguing History." Hartford Courant, July 6, 1997.

Historic Preservation in Connecticut, Volume I.1992, Connecticut Historical Commission.

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 clippings file from National Archives Records Group 26 for Norwalk Islands Light-Station, Conn.

Lighthouse Digest, February 1993. "Sheffield Island suffers major storm damage."

Lighthouse Digest, May 1996. "Sheffield Light Faces Forclosure."

Lighthouse Digest, November 1998. "Ex-mayors join last-ditch effort to save lighthouse."

Lighthouse Digest, January 1999. "Foreclosure Stopped at Sheffield Island Light."

Moran, Yvonne. "Beacon of Hope." Connecticut Post, August 9, 1998.

National Register of Historic Places registration form. December 22, 1988, Connecticut Historical Commission.

Nickerson, John. "Director of Seaport Association fired." Stamford Advocate, July 12, 2003.

Nickerson, John. "Keeper of the light: Stamford man chosen to rough it on Sheffield Island." Stamford Advocate, June 10, 2003.

Nickerson, John. "Lighthouse keeper goes back to mainland." Stamford Advocate, September 27, 2003.

Norwalk Gazette, July 29, 1818.

Norwalk Gazette, August 15, 1826.

Norwalk Gazette, December 21, 1842.

Norwalk Gazette, January 4, 1843.

Norwalk Gazette, February 5, 1845.

Norwalk Gazette, July 30, 1845.

Norwalk Gazette, August 17, 1849.

Norwalk Gazette, August 2, 1870.

Norwalk Hour, July 7, 1987. "Seaport group opening lighthouse to visitors."

"Norwalk's Sheffield Lighthouse to be lit for a first time more than a century." Norwalk Seaport Association press release on, Oct. 14, 2011.

Ray, Deborah W. and Gloria P. Stewart. Norwalk, Being an Historical Account of that Connecticut Town. Canaan, NH: Phoenix Press, 1979.

The Seaport Sun, newsletter of the Norwalk Seaport Association, various issues 1997-2004.

Sheffield - From Legend to Lighthouse. Greenwich, CT: Damselfly Design, 1992.

Stamford Advocate, May 15, 2003. "Job of lighthouse keeper at Sheffield Island has few modern perks to offer."

von Zielbauer, Paul. "A lighthouse keeper loves the life, even in the dark." New York Times, July 16, 2003.

Wiencek, Henry. The Smithsonian Guide to Historic America: Southern New England. New York: Stewart, Tabori and Company, 1989.

Williams, Dick. The Historic Norwalk Islands. Darien, CT: Pictorial Associates, 1978.

Wright, Chase. "Sheffield Island Lighthouse to shine after more than 100 years." The Hour, October 17, 2011.

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