Stratford Point Lighthouse (1881)

September 22nd, 2010 Posted in Gothic, Lighthouses, Stratford

In 1822, an octagonal wooden lighthouse tower and 1 1/2 story keeper’s quarters were erected at Stratford Point, in the section of Stratford called Lordship, located at the mouth of the Housatonic River. It was only the third light station to be built on Long Island Sound. The current brick-lined, cast-iron tower and adjacent keeper’s dwelling were built in 1881. The tower was originally all white, but was later painted red around the middle. Stratford Point Light was automated in 1969 and the lantern room was removed to be displayed at Boothe Memorial Park in Stratford. In 1990, the restored lantern room was returned to its place atop the tower. A Coast Guard family currently lives at the lighthouse.

  1. One Response to “Stratford Point Lighthouse (1881)”

  2. By Joe Rosadio on Feb 11, 2014

    I believe I have a painting of this lighthouse signed by Nils Nilson. Can supply pictures I found it behind a wall that was being demo’d on Long Island.

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