- The current lighthouse at Great Captain's Island off Greenwich, CT replaces an older beacon first erected in 1829. The light is situated at the western end of Long Island Sound in the channel leading to New York's East River and New York Harbor.
- The light was rebuilt in 1868 into a Granite House topped with a cast iron tower much like the lighthouse on Block Island and the one in Sheffield, NY.
- In 1905, it's new fog whistle so bothered the poor residents of Greenwich, CT that they demanded it be modified. During Prohibition, it was a favorite destinations or rum-runners, despite the Coast Guard and Revenue Service's best efforts.
- From the 1920s until the late 1940s, the island had a private casino and beach until the casino burned down mysteriously. The fire was blamed on a flare dropped by the Coast Guard searching for a lost pilot.
- In 1973, Greenwich acquired the lighthouse and grounds and began the process of restoring the beacon and the surrounding gardens to their past glory. It is today the site of a beautiful memorial to the victims of 9/11.
- Product Specifications
- Plastic Frame and Body
- UL listed
- 4 watt bulb included
- Glow vent casts light upward
- Adjustable tines to fit any socket
- Approximate Night Light Dimensions 4.125" (w) x 3.375 (h) x 2.5" (d)
- Interior Image Area 3.5" (w) x 2.75"(h)
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