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Sheffield Island Light
Norwalk, Connecticut
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Location: Sheffield Islands, entrance to Norwalk Harbor
Nearest city: Norwalk, Connecticut
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Accessibility: The lighthouse can be reached by ferry from Norwalk. A tour of the lighthouse is included in the trip. See Norwalk Seaport Association for details.
Station established: 1827; Present lighthouse built: 1868; Discontinued: 1902-2011; Relighted 2011
Construction materials: Stone, wood
Height of tower: 44 feet; Height of focal plane: 51 feet
Earlier optic: Fourth-order Fresnel (1857)
Present optic: Solar-powered LED optic (2011) (not an aid to navigation)
Maintained by:
Norwalk Seaport Association
132 Water Street
South Norwalk, CT 06854
(203) 838-9444 / Fax (203) 855-1017
Related sites
The Norwalk Web Site
The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
Previous lighthouse (west to east): Greens Ledge Light
Next lighthouse (west to east): Pecks Ledge Light
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