At a Glance
Established: 1871, deactivated in 1933 Lights: Inactive with a decorative beacon Height: 35 feet USCG Aid to Navigation: No Ownership: Shelburne Museum Tours: Yes
The Colchester Reef Light was established in 1871 approximately a mile offshore from Colchester Point on Lake Champlain to mark the location of three shoals.
The lighthouse . . . → Read More: Colchester Reef Light – Shelburne, Vermont
Burlington North Light, Burlington, VT
At a Glance
Established: 1857 (station established), 2003 (current lighthouses built) Light: Blink white every 2.5 seconds Focal plane: 35 feet for Burlington North and 12 feet for Burlington South USCG Aid to Navigation: No Ownership: City of Burlington Tours: No
To protect the entrance to Burlington . . . → Read More: Burlington North Light and Burlington South Light – Burlington, VT
At a Glance
Established: 1830 (private), 1858 (official) Light: Blinks white every 4 seconds Height: 44 feet Focal plane: 52 feet USCG Aid to Navigation: Yes Ownership: Private Tours: No
The Windmill Point Light is on the eastern shore of Lake Champlain and is the northernmost of the Lake’s lighthouses. It, along with . . . → Read More: Windmill Point Light – Alburg, Vermont
The Isle la Motte Light station was established in 1829 when the “lighthouse” was nothing more than a lantern placed in the window of a private residence. It is located on the Isle la Motte, from which it derives its name, in Lake Champlain near the border with Quebec.
In 1856 a stone pyramid . . . → Read More: Isle la Motte Light – Isle la Motte, Vermont
Stonington Harbor Lighthouse, Stonington, CT
In the early 1800s Stonington Harbor was a center for fishing, shipbuilding, whaling and antarctic sealing. In response to increasing ship traffic at the port a lighthouse was built in 1823 to mark the entrance to the harbor. It was built at the southernmost point of Stonington.
Due . . . → Read More: Stonington Harbor Light – Stonington, Connecticut
New London Ledge Light, Groton, Connecticut
New London Ledge Light sits by itself near the entrance to New London Harbor at the eastern end of Long Island Sound. It was built in 1909 to guide ships around dangerous ledges at the entrance to the harbor.
The lighthouse is an impressive sight. It is . . . → Read More: New London Ledge Light – Groton, Connecticut
Established in 1761, New London Harbor Lighthouse is Connecticut’s oldest lighthouse station. It is also the fifth oldest light station and seventh oldest lighthouse in the United States. It was built at the entrance to New London Harbor, which at the time was the third busiest whaling port in the colonies. The lighthouse is . . . → Read More: New London Harbor Light, New London, Connecticut
Avery Point Light, Groton, Connecticut
Avery Point Lighthouse sits on the Avery Point Campus of the University of Connecticut on the shore at the east side of the entrance to the Thames River. The site was originally an estate and then a Coast Guard training station. The lighthouse was built in 1943 and . . . → Read More: Avery Point Light, Groton, Connecticut
Juniper Island Lighthouse is located on Juniper Island which is an island in Lake Champlain close to the Burlington shore, about five miles southwest of Burlington, Vermont. At the time the lighthouse station was established, Lake Champlain was a major passageway for iron ore and lumber. The lighthouse station was the first on Lake . . . → Read More: Juniper Island Light, Lake Champlain, Vermont
The dream of lighthouse enthusiast Dr. Bruce Woolett, Rockland Harbor Southwest Light is the only privately built lighthouse in New England to be recognized by the US Coast Guard as an official navigational aid. Completed in 1987, Maine’s most recent light marks the location of hazardous Seal Ledge along the southwest shore of Rockland . . . → Read More: Rockland Harbor Southwest Light – Owls Head, Maine