Connecticut is a small state with a lot of lighthouses per mile of coastline. And to this point I've only featured one of them. So now I'll double that number with a classic, the Stonington Harbor Lighthouse. As you might suspect, it's located on a point (Stonington Point, of course) just outside the city of Stonington.
This one has been here awhile -- 1840, according to the history. It's no longer a working lighthouse; now it's a museum, housing the Stonington Historical Society. That's appropriate, because the building under the light used to be a house.
It's not very tall; only 29 steps up a circular staircase to the top. It really only operated until 1889, and went through a few owners before the historical society got it.
So here's the link where I got that from: The Old Lighthouse Museum
And I went crazy with pictures; here are five (well, one of them is a model). One question remains: is the lighthouse stone a light brown or a light gray?
|I like this one quite a lot|