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Bridgeport Harbor postcard face - click to enlarge

Bridgeport Harbor postcard obverse - click to enlarge

Locate on NOAA nautical chart

Bridgeport Harbor

State: CT
Year established: 1851
Latitude: 41 deg 9 min 24 sec N
Longitude: 73 deg 10 min 48 sec W

Original construction:
octagonal tower on iron pilings

1871: White tower and dwelling, on red piles

replaced by skeleton tower in 1953, and destroyed by fire during dismantling for reassembly on shore

More information:
Bachand, Robert G.,Northeast Lights - Lighthouses and Lightships - Rhode Island to Cape May, NJ, (Norwalk, CT: Sea Sports Publications, 1989), pp. 160-164