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Stratford Shoal Light
(Middleground Light)
Near Bridgeport, Connecticut
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Jeremy D'Entremont
Location: Western Long Island Sound, midway between Connecticut and Long Island.
Nearest city: Bridgeport
41 03 35 N
73 06 05 W
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Station established: 1877
Present lighthouse built: 1874-1877
Automated: 1970
Construction material: Granite
Height of tower: 35 feet; Height of focal plane: 60 feet
Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation
Accessibility: This lighthouse is not open to the public and is best seen by boat.
Original optic: Fourth-order Fresnel; Present optic: VRB-25
Characteristic: Flashing white every five seconds. Fog signal: One blast every 15 seconds
Previous lighthouse: Stratford Point Light
Next lighthouse: Sperry Light
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