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Sperry Breakwater postcard face - click to enlarge

Sperry Breakwater postcard obverse - click to enlarge

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Sperry Breakwater

State: CT
Year established: 1899
Latitude: 41 deg 13 min 17 sec N
Longitude: 72 deg 56 min 32 sec W

Original construction:
Conical cast iron tower, lower half brown, upper half white, on black cylindrical pier

discontinued and demolished in 1933; replaced by skeleton tower

More information:
Bachand, Robert G.,Northeast Lights - Lighthouses and Lightships - Rhode Island to Cape May, NJ, (Norwalk, CT: Sea Sports Publications, 1989), pp. 147-148