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Stratford Shoal Lighthouse, Long Island Sound, Bridgeport, Fairfield County, CT



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B&W Photos

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Location
Long Island Sound, Bridgeport vicinity, CT

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CT-173
Building/structure dates: 1874 initial construction
Significance: Stratford Shoal Lighthouse, completed in 1878, is a significant example of mid-nineteenth-century masonry lighthouse engineering and design. It was among the last water bound masonry lighthouses constructed in the United States before the U.S. Lighthouse Board switched to the use of cast-iron materials for such structures in the 1870s. Located on the treacherous "Middle Ground" shoal, the lighthouse played an important role in the Long Island Sound navigational system. Its construction represented a difficult engineering challenge that took several years to complete.

Related Names
U.S. Lighthouse Board
Howell, D. V.
Chase, M. K.
Brewster, Robert, Photographer
Adams, Virginia H., Historian
Kierstead, Matthew A., Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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