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Name: Morgan Point Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Noank, Connecticut, United States

Location: West side of the mouth of the Mystic River.

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Photo: Jeremy D'Entremont

Managing Organization:
Private owner

The lighthouse was replaced by an automatic beacon in 1919; it has been a private residence since 1922. The current owner, Jason Pilalas, remodeled the interior and had a new lantern room constructed in 1993.

Tower Height: 52

Height of Focal Plane: 61

Description of Tower: White cast iron octagonal tower on granite keeper's dwelling.

This light is not operational

Earlier Towers?
1831: 25-foot white cylindrical granite tower.

Date Established: 1831

Date Present Tower Built: 1868

Date Deactivated: 1919

Optics: c. 1838: 10 lamps and 13

Current Use: Private residence.

Open To Public? No.

Best seen from the water. Mystic Seaport, a large museum complex in Mystic, offers a ride on the vintage steamer Sabino on the Mystic River as far as Morgan Point. Call (860) 572-5351 for details. Capt. John's Sport Fishing Center in Waterford, CT, offers an excellent lighthouse cruise that includes Morgan Point Light; call (860) 443-7259 for information.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Keepers: Ezra Daboll (1831-1838); Eliza Daboll (1838-1854); Silas Spicer (1854-1860); E. D. Barker (1860-1867); Alexander McDonald (1867-1869); Frances McDonald (1869-1871); Thaddeus Pecor (1871-1919).; ? Reilly (1919-1921)


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