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Five Mile Point Light
(New Haven Harbor Light, Old New Haven Light)
New Haven, Connecticut
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  Jeremy D'Entremont
Location: New Haven Harbor, Long Island Sound
Nearest city: New Haven, Connecticut
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Accessibility: The lighthouse is part of New Haven's Lighthouse Point Park. The grounds are open year-round but the tower is not open on a regular basis. For more information, contact the Lighthouse Point Park rangers at (203) 946-8790.
Station established: 1805; Present lighthouse built: 1847; Discontinued: 1877
Construction materials: Brownstone with brick lining
Height of tower: 70 feet; Height of focal plane: 97 feet
Original optic: Fourth order Fresnel (1855); Present optic: None
Other buildings still standing: 1835 keeper's house
Related sites:
Lighthouse Point Park
New Haven Online
New Haven Web
Greater New Haven Convention and Visitors Bureau
Alexander Parris Digital Project
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