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
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)