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Stonington Harbor

State: CT
Year established: 1823
Latitude: 41 deg 19 min 43 sec N
Longitude: 71 deg 54 min 20 sec W

Original construction:
30-foot stone tower with stone keeper's house

1840: present 32 1/2-foot white stone octagonal tower on front end of dwelling

discontinued in 1889; converted to a museum in 1925

More information:
Holland Jr., F. Ross, Great American Lighthouses, National Historic Trust Guide, (Washington, DC: The Preservation Press, 1989), pp. 78-79
Bachand, Robert G.,Northeast Lights - Lighthouses and Lightships - Rhode Island to Cape May, NJ, (Norwalk, CT: Sea Sports Publications, 1989), pp. 88-91