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Saybrook Breakwater Light
(Saybrook Outer Light)
Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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Location: West side of the mouth of the Connecticut River. Nearest town: Old Saybrook
41 15 48 N
72 20 34 W
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Accessibility: The lighthouse is not open to the public and is best viewed by boat.
Station established: 1886; Present lighthouse built: 1886; Automated: 1959
Construction materials: Cast iron with brick lining
Height of tower: 49 feet; Height of focal plane: 58 feet
Earlier optics: 1886: Fifth-order Fresnel; 1890: Fourth-order Fresnel; Present optic: 300 mm
Characteristic: Flashing green every six seconds
Fog signal: One blast every 30 seconds
Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation
Related sites
Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce
Previous lighthouse (west to east): Faulkner's Island Light
Next lighthouse: Lynde Point Light
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