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Lynde Point Light
(Old Saybrook Inner Light)
Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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Lynde Point Light
  Jeremy D'Entremont
Location: West side of the mouth of the Connecticut River. Nearest town: Old Saybrook
41 16 17 N
72 20 35 W
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Accessibility: The lighthouse is not open to the public. It is best seen by boat.
Station established: 1803; Present lighthouse built: 1838; Automated: 1978
Construction material: Granite; Height of tower: 65 feet; Height of focal plane: 71 feet
Earlier optic: Fourth-order Fresnel (1852); Present optic: Fifth-order Fresnel (1890)
Characteristic: Fixed white
Other buildings still standing: 1966 keeper's house
Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation
Related sites
Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce
The Old Saybrook Historical Society
Previous lighthouse (west to east): Saybrook Breakwater Light
Next lighthouse: New London Harbor Light
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