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Name: Bridgeport Harbor Light   Map it!

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Nearest Town or City:
Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States

Location: Bridgeport Harbor, Long Island Sound.

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The second Bridgeport Harbor Light was built in 1871. It was an octagonal wooden tower on a wooden keeper's house on iron screw piles. The Coast Guard replaced the lighthouse with a skeleton tower in 1953. A crew was removing the lighthouse when it accidentally caught fire and was destroyed.

Description of Tower: Wood octagonal tower integral to keeper's house.

This light is not operational

Earlier Towers?
1851: Octagonal wooden tower and keeper's quarters on iron piles.

Date Established: 1851

Date Deactivated: 1953

Optics: 185?: Sixth order Fresnel lens; 1871: Fourth order Fresnel lens.

Current Use: Destroyed.

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Keepers: Abraham A. McNeil (1851-1873), Charles McNeil (assistant, 1851-1871), Waldo Lester (1873), Charles Hubbell (1874-1875), Frederick Raymond (assistant, 1875-1876), Joseph H. Prindle (?) (1875-1876), S. Adolphus McNeil (1876-1902), Ole Anderson (1902-?), William Harwick (c. 1920), Daniel McCoart (1921-1942), Ralph Lutinski (Coast Guard, ?-1953), Delphin Merritt (Coast Guard, ?-1953), Michael J. Walsh, Jr. (Coast Guard, ?-1953), Edward J. Sampel (Coast Guard, ?-1953), Otto E. Hessmar, (Coast Guard, ?-1953).


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