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Stratford Point postcard face - click to enlarge

Stratford Point postcard obverse - click to enlarge

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Stratford Point

State: CT
Year established: 1822
Latitude: 41 deg 9 min 7 sec N
Longitude: 73 deg 6 min 12 sec W
Height above sea level: 52 feet

Original construction:
28-foot octagonal wooden tower

35-foot brick-lined cast iron white conical tower, brown band midway of height

automated in 1970; active aid to navigation

Light characteristic:
two white flashes every 20 seconds visible for 16 nautical miles

More information:
Holland Jr., F. Ross, Great American Lighthouses, National Historic Trust Guide, (Washington, DC: The Preservation Press, 1989), pp. 79-80
Bachand, Robert G.,Northeast Lights - Lighthouses and Lightships - Rhode Island to Cape May, NJ, (Norwalk, CT: Sea Sports Publications, 1989), pp. 149-152