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Stamford Harbor postcard face - click to enlarge

Stamford Harbor postcard obverse - click to enlarge

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Stamford Harbor

State: CT
Year established: 1882
Latitude: 41 deg 0 min 49 sec N
Longitude: 73 deg 32 min 33 sec W
Height above sea level: 80 feet

Original construction:
present 60-foot cast iron conical tower, on red cylindrical pier

automated in 1953; active private aid to navigation

Light characteristic:
flashing white every 4 seconds

More information:
Bachand, Robert G.,Northeast Lights - Lighthouses and Lightships - Rhode Island to Cape May, NJ, (Norwalk, CT: Sea Sports Publications, 1989), pp. 188-191