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Stratford Shoal Light
(Middleground Light)
Near Bridgeport, Connecticut
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Bachand, Robert G. Northeast Lights: Lighthouses and Lightships, Rhode Island to Cape May, New Jersey. Norwalk, CT: Sea Sports Publications, 1989.

Boston Globe, February 26, 1933. "Lighthouse Men Lauded for Saugatuck Rescue."

Bridgeport Post, May 11, 1911. "Coast Guard Begins Probe of Grounding of Tanker."

Bridgeport Post, May 6, 1955. "Tanker Strikes Reef at Middleground Light."

Bridgeport Post, May 17, 1955. "Grounded Tanker Has Lighthouse for Company."

Bridgeport Post, June 24, 1955. "Jet is Crippled, Pilot Rescued."

Bridgeport Post, June 4, 1979. "Middleground Light Goes Fully Automatic on July 11."

Bridgeport Telegram, January 21, 1920. "Adrift on Sound for 20 Hours When Boat's Propeller Jams."

Bridgeport Telegram, February 1, 1955. "Boat damaged by ice."

Charleston Daily Mail, February 11, 1933. "Ten Adrift at Sea in Storm Rescued."

Coast Guard Bulletin, February 1944.

D'Entremont, Jeremy. The Lighthouses of Connecticut. Beverly, MA: Commonwealth Editions, 2005.

Geller, Herbert F. "A Beacon to Mariners for 133 Years, Middleground Light Now Automated." Bridgeport Sunday Post, March 27, 1977.

Geller, Herbert F. "Middleground Light undergoing renovation." Bridgeport Sunday Post, date unknown.

Gleason, Sarah C. Kindly Lights: A History of the Lighthouses of Southern New England. Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 1991.

Hamilton, Harlan. Lights and Legends: A Historical Guide to Lighthouses of Long Island Sound, Fishers Island Sound and Block Island Sound. Stamford, CT: Wescott Cove Publishing Company, 1987.

Iowa Citizen, August 11, 1905. "Struggle of a week."

Ironwood (MI) Daily Globe, February 11, 1933. "Ten saved from crippled boat."

Lighthouse Service Bulletin, August 1, 1930.

Mueller, Robert G. Long Island's Lighthouses, Past and Present. Interlaken, NY: Heart of the Lakes Publishing, 2004.

New York Times, March 18, 1887. "A lighthouse keeper missing."

Norwalk Hour, February 11, 1933.

Sandusky Star Journal, August 12, 1905. "Maniac - Tried to Destroy Stratford Shoals Light."

U.S. Lighthouse Board, annual reports.

Washington Post, September 29, 1907. "How crafty maniacs have attacked persons out of reach of help."

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