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Lighthouse Point  (New Haven) postcard face - click to enlarge

Lighthouse Point  (New Haven) postcard obverse - click to enlarge

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Lighthouse Point (New Haven)

State: CT
Year established: 1805
Latitude: 41 deg 14 min 56 sec N
Longitude: 72 deg 54 min 13 sec W
Height above sea level: 70 feet

Original construction:
30-foot octagonal wooden tower

1847 present 70-foot octagonal pyramidal brick-lined brownstone tower

replaced by the Southwest Ledge Light and extinguished in 1877

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. 139-142