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Stratford Point Light
Stratford, Connecticut
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Location: Mouth of the Housatonic River, entrance to Stratford Harbor
Nearest city: Stratford
41 09 07 N
73 06 12 W
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Accessibility: The station is Coast Guard property and is not open to the public. Best views are by boat.
Station established: 1822; Present lighthouse built: 1881; Automated: 1970
Construction material: Cast iron with brick lining
Height of tower: 35 feet; Height of focal plane: 52 feet
Earlier optic: 1855: Fifth-order Fresnel; 1881: Third-order Fresnel; 1906: Fourth-order Fresnel; Present optic: VRB-25
Characteristic: Two white flashes every 20 seconds
Other buildings still standing: 1881 keeper's house, 1911 fog signal building
Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation
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