Norwalk Seaport Association
Contact Address Information:
132 Water Street
The Norwalk Seaport Association needs financial support to help with the maintenance of Sheffield Island Lighthouse. An annual Oyster Festival in September with big name musical performers helps raise funds.
Tower Height: 44
Height of Focal Plane: 51
Description of Tower: Octagonal white iron tower with black lantern on stone dwelling.
This light is not operational
1868 stone keeper's dwelling integral to tower, 1827 cottage.
1828: 30-foot stone tower.
Date Established: 1828
Date Present Tower Built: 1868
Date Deactivated: 1902
Optics: c. 1838: 10 lamps and 14
Current Use: Museum.
Open To Public? Yes.
The Norwalk Seaport Association runs a ferry to Sheffield Island and offers tours of the lighthouse. Call (203) 838-9444 or visit www.seaport.org for information.
To the Hope Dock and the ferry to Sheffield Island: take Exit 14N from I-95 North and follow Fairfield Avenue and Reed Street to West Avenue. Turn right on West Avenue. At the West Avenue - M. L. King - North Main Street intersection bear left into North Main Street. Turn left at Ann Street, continue to North Water Street and a municipal parking lot where all day (fee) parking is available. Parking tickets can be validated at the Maritime Aquarium. The Hope Dock is right next to the Aquarium. From I-95 South, take Exit 15S and bear right at the fork. At the bottom of the ramp turn left at West Avenue. From there the directions are the same as from I-95 North.
Listed on the
National Register of Historic Places
Keepers: Gershom Smith (1827-1845); Lewis Whitlock (1845-1861); N. Mosher (1861-1878); Frederick Comstock (1878-1885); Neil Ward (1885-1886); Samuel Armour (1886-1902)