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Home > Connecticut > Old%252525252BSaybrook > Saybrook Breakwater Light, South tip of west end of Saybrook Breakwater, Old Saybrook, Middlesex County, CT



B&W Photos
View Looking Northwest, Showing Saybrook West Breakwater And Lynde Point Lighthouse In The Right Background
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View Looking Northwest, Showing Saybrook West Breakwater And Lynde Point Lighthouse In The Right Background
View Looking Northeast, Showing Saybrook East Breakwater In The Right Background
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View Looking Northeast, Showing Saybrook East Breakwater In The Right Background
View Looking Southeast
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View Looking Southeast
View Looking Northeast, With Saybrook East Breakwater In The Background
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View Looking Northeast, With Saybrook East Breakwater In The Background
View Looking Southwest
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View Looking Southwest
Detail Of Galleries And Lantern, Looking Southwest
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Detail Of Galleries And Lantern, Looking Southwest
Detail Of Gallery Railings, Looking North Along Saybrook East Breakwater To Lynde Point Lighthouse
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Detail Of Gallery Railings, Looking North Along Saybrook East Breakwater To Lynde Point Lighthouse
Detail, First Story Window Surround
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Detail, First Story Window Surround
Interior View, First Floor, Looking Northeast
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Interior View, First Floor, Looking Northeast
Interior View, Second Floor, Looking Southwest
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Interior View, Second Floor, Looking Southwest
Interior View, Third Floor, Looking Southwest
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Interior View, Third Floor, Looking Southwest
Interior View, Fourth Floor, Looking Southeast
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Interior View, Fourth Floor, Looking Southeast
Interior View, Looking Up Into Fifth Floor (watch Room) From Fourth Floor
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Interior View, Looking Up Into Fifth Floor (watch Room) From Fourth Floor
Photo Copy Of Historic Photograph, 1972, View Looking North, Showing Original Awning At Base Of Lighthouse
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Photo Copy Of Historic Photograph, 1972, View Looking North, Showing Original Awning At Base Of Lighthouse
Photo Copy Of Drawing, June 2, 1985, Saybrook Breakwater Light, Saybrook, Connecticut, Modernization 1985: Removals
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Photo Copy Of Drawing, June 2, 1985, Saybrook Breakwater Light, Saybrook, Connecticut, Modernization 1985: Removals


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Item Title


Location
South tip of west end of Saybrook Breakwater, Old%252525252BSaybrook, CT

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CT-178
Significance: Saybrook Breakwater Light is a significant example of a prefabricated, cast-iron lighthouse built on a concrete foundation. This design was developed by the U.S. Lighthouse Board in 1873 as a less expensive alternative to masonry construction for the marking of submerged hazards. The materials, construction, architectural detail and interior finish at Saybrook Breakwater Light reflect the standardized design for this type of structure. This lighthouse is also significant for its role in the navigational aids system on coastal Connecticut, where it warns of shallow water at the mouth of the Connecticut River.

Subjects
Aids To Navigation


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. View looking northwest, showing Saybrook west breakwater and Lynde Point Lighthouse in the right background
2. View looking northeast, showing Saybrook east breakwater in the right background
3. View looking southeast
4. View looking northeast, with Saybrook east breakwater in the background
5. View looking southwest
6. Detail of galleries and lantern, looking southwest
7. Detail of gallery railings, looking north along Saybrook east breakwater to Lynde Point Lighthouse
8. Detail, first story window surround
9. Interior view, first floor, looking northeast
10. Interior view, second floor, looking southwest
11. Interior view, third floor, looking southwest
12. Interior view, fourth floor, looking southeast
13. Interior view, looking up into fifth floor (watch room) from fourth floor
14. Photo copy of historic photograph, 1972, VIEW LOOKING NORTH, SHOWING ORIGINAL AWNING AT BASE OF LIGHTHOUSE. U.S. Coast Guard Civil Engineering Unit, Warwick, RI
15. Photo copy of drawing, June 2, 1985, SAYBROOK BREAKWATER LIGHT, SAYBROOK, CONNECTICUT, MODERNIZATION 1985: REMOVALS. U.S. Coast Guard Civil Engineering Unit, Warwick, RI


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