GREAT CAPTAIN ISLAND

Year Established:
1829
Existing:
Yes
Source:
LL-1908
Download:
File Type:
jpg (image/jpeg)
Photo Date:
1983
Photo Courtesy of:
US Lighthouse Society
Collection / Donor:

LOCATION

Location:
WESTERN LONG ISLAND SOUND
Latitude:
40° 59'
Longitude:
73° 37.4'
City / Town:
GREENWICH
U.S. State:
Connecticut
Location County:
FAIRFIELD
Country:
United States

OWNER & ACCESS

Open to Public:
Yes
Light List Data:
  1. GREAT CAPTAIN ISLAND
Light list data courtesy Gary Riemenschneider

STRUCTURE

Year Discontinued:
1970
Year Tower Established:
1868
Tower Construction Material:
GRANITE/WOOD
Tower Foundation:
STONE
Height of light above mean high water, in feet:
73 feet above water
Height, in feet, from base of structure to center of lantern:
46 feet
Tower Shape:
OCTAGONAL
Fog Signal Building?:
No
Keeper's Quarters?:
Yes
Year Keeper's Quarters:
1868
Keeper's Quarters Style:
LATE VICTORIAN (INT)
Keeper's Quarters Construction:
GRANITE BLOCKS
Other Structures:
OIL HOUSE, STORAGE BUILDING

OPTICS

Active Aid to Navigation?:
No
Original Optic Type:
FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
Year Original Lens Installed:
1858
Private Aid:
No
USCG Access to Optics:
No

Entered by:
t.wheeler
Entered Date:
Jul 20, 2017