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Avery Point Light
Groton, Connecticut
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Location: East side of Thames River, Pine Island Channel
Nearest town: Groton
41 18 54 N
72 03 36 W
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Open to public? Grounds only
Station established: 1944; Discontinued: 1967; Relighted: 2006
Accessibility: The tower is on the Avery Point Campus of the University of Connecticut and is easily accessible.
The tower is not open to the public.
Construction material: Concrete
Height of tower: 41 feet. Focal plane: 55 feet.
Active aid to navigation.
Characteristic: Green flash every 4 seconds.
Optic: Solar powered LED.
Directions: From I-95, take Exit 87, Route 349, the Clarence B. Sharp Highway. Turn right at the second traffic light onto Rainville Avenue. Turn left at the next traffic light onto Benham Road. Continue straight on Benham Road for approximately 1.7 miles to the Avery Point Campus at the University of Connecticut. It's a short walk from the parking area to the lighthouse.
The lighthouse is maintained by:
Avery Point Lighthouse Society
PO Box 1552
Groton, CT 06340
Related sites
Town of Groton
University of Connecticut/Avery Point
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