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Black Rock  (Fayerweather I.) postcard face - click to enlarge

Black Rock  (Fayerweather I.) postcard obverse - click to enlarge

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Black Rock (Fayerweather I.)

State: CT
Year established: 1808
Latitude: 41 deg 8 min 33 sec N
Longitude: 73 deg 13 min 3 sec W

Original construction:
40-foot octagonal wooden tower

1823: present 47-foot white stone tower

discontinued in 1933

More information:
Holland Jr., F. Ross, Great American Lighthouses, National Historic Trust Guide, (Washington, DC: The Preservation Press, 1989), pp. 76
Bachand, Robert G.,Northeast Lights - Lighthouses and Lightships - Rhode Island to Cape May, NJ, (Norwalk, CT: Sea Sports Publications, 1989), pp. 166-168