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AVERY POINT LIGHT

State: CONNECTICUT
Location: MOUTH OF THE THAMES RIVER ON LONG ISLAND SOUND
Nearest City: GROTON
County: NEW LONDON
U.S.C.G. District:
Year Station Established: 1943
Avery Point Light
NRHP Nomination File Photo
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1944
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1967
  • Automated: 1944
  • Foundation Materials: CONCRETE SLAB
  • Construction Materials: CONCRETE BLOCK
  • Markings/Patterns:
  • Shape: OCTAGONAL W/ 8-SIDED WOOD LANTERN
  • Relationship to Other Structures: N/A
  • Tower Height: 41
  • Original Optic: 8 HANGING 200 WATT BULBS PRODUCING STEADY WHITE LIGHT OF 100 CANDLEPOWER
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1944
  • Additional Optic Info: 1960 CHANGED TO FLASHING GREEN LIGHT AND CANDLEPOWER INCREASED TO 200
  • Height of Focal Plane: 55

Other Structures: NONE

Current Use: ON UNIVERSITY CAMPUS

Owner/Manager: UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT, AVERY POINT CAMPUS

Open to the Public? YES - GROUNDS ONLY; (Go to Lighthouses To Visit for access information)

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED Reference #02000866
Name of Listing: AVERY POINT LIGHTHOUSE
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 2002

Miscellaneous: CONSTRUCTED DUE TO A REQUIREMENT - "...TO ERECT AND MAINTAIN ON OR OVER THE LAND HEREINAFTER DESCRIBED BEACON LIGHTS OR OTHER BUILDINGS AND APPARATUS TO BE USED IN AID TO NAVIGATION" - IN A QUITCLAIM DEED WHEREBY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ACQUIRED APPROX. 70 ACRES OF LAND FROM THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT FOR A COAST GUARD TRAINING FACILITY; LIGHT WAS DISCONTINUED WHEN FACILITY WAS CLOSED




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