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Saybrook (Lynde Point) postcard face - click to enlarge

Saybrook (Lynde Point) postcard obverse - click to enlarge

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Saybrook (Lynde Point)

State: CT
Year established: 1803
Latitude: 41 deg 16 min 17 sec N
Longitude: 72 deg 20 min 35 sec W
Height above sea level: 71 feet

Original construction:
35-foot wooden tower

1838: present 65-foot granite tower attached to gray dwelling

automated in 1978; active aid to navigation

Light characteristic:
fixed white visible for 14 nautical miles

More information:
Bachand, Robert G.,Northeast Lights - Lighthouses and Lightships - Rhode Island to Cape May, NJ, (Norwalk, CT: Sea Sports Publications, 1989), pp. 122-124