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Best Lighthouses In Connecticut To Photograph (All 21 Of Them)

Best Lighthouses In Connecticut To Photograph (All 21 Of Them)

Connecticut is home to some beautiful lighthouses which have become extremely popular among photographers. Connecticut is uniquely situated with 618 miles of coastline that feature over 20 lighthouses. The lighthouses range in height and age, but they are all stunning. Check out these 21 Connecticut Lighthouses to photograph:

Avery Point Light

  • Town: Groton
  • Focal Height: 55 ft (17 m)
  • Year Built: 1944
  • Year Automated: N/A
  • Year Deactivated: 1967-2006
  • Status: Active; private aid
  • Directions: Here

Black Rock Harbor Light also known as Fayerweather Island Light

  • Town: Fayerweather Island
  • Focal Height: 44 ft (13 m)
  • Year Built: 1808/1823
  • Year Automated: N/A
  • Year Deactivated: 1932
  • Status: Relit in 2000 as non-navigational light
  • Directions: Here

Falkner Island Light

  • Town: Guilford
  • Focal Height: 94 ft (29 m)
  • Year Built: 1802
  • Year Automated: 1978
  • Year Deactivated: N/A
  • Status: Active
  • Directions: Here

Five Mile Point Light also known as New Haven Harbor Lighthouse

  • Town: New Haven
  • Focal Height: 97 ft (30 m)
  • Year Built: 1805/1845
  • Year Automated: N/A
  • Year Deactivated: 1877
  • Status: Inactive
  • Directions: Here

Great Captain Island Light

  • Town: Greenwich
  • Focal Height: 51 ft (16 m)
  • Year Built: 1830/1868
  • Year Automated: N/A
  • Year Deactivated: 1970
  • Status: Non-navigational light
  • Directions: Here

Greens Ledge Light

  • Town: Norwalk
  • Focal Height: 62 ft (19 m)
  • Year Built: 1902
  • Year Automated: 1972
  • Year Deactivated: N/A
  • Status: Active
  • Directions: Here

Lynde Point Light

  • Town: Old Saybrook
  • Focal Height: 71 ft (22 m)
  • Year Built: 1803/1838
  • Year Automated: 1975
  • Year Deactivated: N/A
  • Status: Active
  • Directions: Here

Morgan Point Light

  • Town: Noank
  • Focal Height: 61 ft (19 m)
  • Year Built: 1831/1868
  • Year Automated: N/A
  • Year Deactivated: 1919
  • Status: Inactive
  • Directions: Here

Mystic Seaport Light

  • Town: Mystic
  • Focal Height: 26 ft (7.9 m)
  • Year Built: 1966
  • Year Automated: N/A
  • Year Deactivated: N/A
  • Status: Museum replica of Brant Point Light; not an aid to navigation
  • Directions: Here

New London Harbor Light

  • Town: New London
  • Focal Height: 89 ft (27 m)
  • Year Built: 1760/1801
  • Year Automated: 1912
  • Year Deactivated: N/A
  • Status: Active
  • Directions: Here

New London Ledge Light

  • Town: New London
  • Focal Height: 58 ft (18 m)
  • Year Built: 1760/1909
  • Year Automated: 1987
  • Year Deactivated: N/A
  • Status: Active
  • Directions: Here

Pecks Ledge Light

  • Town: Norwalk
  • Focal Height: 61 ft (19 m)
  • Year Built: 1906
  • Year Automated: 1933
  • Year Deactivated: N/A
  • Status: Active
  • Directions: Here

Penfield Reef Light

  • Town: Fairfield
  • Focal Height: 51 ft (16 m)
  • Year Built: 1874
  • Year Automated: 1971
  • Year Deactivated: N/A
  • Status: Active
  • Directions: Here

Saybrook Breakwater Light

  • Town: Old Saybrook
  • Focal Height: 58 ft (18 m)
  • Year Built: 1886
  • Year Automated: 1959
  • Year Deactivated: N/A
  • Status: Active
  • Directions: Here

Sheffield Island Light

  • Town: Norwalk
  • Focal Height: 51 ft (16 m)
  • Year Built: 1828/1868
  • Year Automated: N/A
  • Year Deactivated: 1902
  • Status: Inactive
  • Directions: Here

Southwest Ledge Light

  • Town: New Haven
  • Focal Height: 57 ft (17 m)
  • Year Built: 1877
  • Year Automated: 1973
  • Year Deactivated: N/A
  • Status: Active
  • Directions: Here

Stamford Harbor Ledge Light

  • Town: Stamford
  • Focal Height: 80 ft (24 m)
  • Year Built: 1882
  • Year Automated: 1953
  • Year Deactivated: N/A
  • Status: Active; private aid
  • Directions: Here

Stonington Harbor Light

  • Town: Stonington
  • Focal Height: 62 ft (19 m)
  • Year Built: 1823/1840
  • Year Automated: 1889
  • Year Deactivated: N/A
  • Status: Inactive; museum
  • Directions: Here

Stratford Point Light

  • Town: Stratford
  • Focal Height: 52 ft (16 m)
  • Year Built: 1822/1881
  • Year Automated: 1970
  • Year Deactivated: N/A
  • Status: Active
  • Directions: Here

Stratford Shoal Light

  • Town: Long Island Sound east of Bridgeport
  • Focal Height: 60 ft (18 m)
  • Year Built: 1877
  • Year Automated: 1970
  • Year Deactivated: N/A
  • Status: Active
  • Directions: Here

Tongue Point Light

  • Town: Bridgeport
  • Focal Height: 31 ft (9.4 m)
  • Year Built: 1895
  • Year Automated: 1954
  • Year Deactivated: 1954
  • Status: Active
  • Directions: Here

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Tom Riley (Founder and CEO of Whereaboutss)

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Photographer based on Cape Cod

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