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Tongue Point Light
(Bridgeport Breakwater Light, Bug Light)
Bridgeport, Connecticut
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Location: West side of Bridgeport Harbor entrance
Nearest city: Bridgeport, Connecticut
Accessibility: The lighthouse is on the grounds of a power plant and cannot be visited, but it can be seen distantly from some points on shore. A close view is possible from the Bridgeport to Port Jefferson ferry. The lighthouse is not open to the public.
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Station established: 1894; Present lighthouse built: 1895; Automated: 1954
Construction material: Cast iron
Height of tower: 31 feet; Height of focal plane: 31 feet
Original optic: Sixth-order Fresnel; Present optic: 155 mm
Characteristic: Flashing green every four seconds
Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation
Previous lighthouse: Bridgeport Harbor Light
Next lighthouse: Stratford Point Light
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