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CT - New Haven Harbor Light House by Moonlight Night Light
Built in 1877, this Victorian era beacon marks a dangerous ledge one mile off New Haven harbor. Its' eight-sided architectural design with a cylindrical base was created to keep ice from building up around it in the winter.
Keepers complained repeatedly about the cramped quarters, damp conditions and cockroaches. Finally, one assistant lighthouse keeper by the name Nils Nilson snapped and, in the midst of a minor argument with the lighthouse keeper, grabbed a fire axe and started chasing him.
The keeper found refuge in a storage closet, but that wasn't the end of it. Nilson later pinned the lighthouse keeper to the wall and threatened to cut his throat with a butcher knife, until a visitor at the light intervened.
The troubled man would later row ashore and take his own life.
The light was automated in 1953.
Plastic Frame and Body
4 watt bulb included
Glow vent casts light upward
Adjustable tines to fit any socket
Approximate Night Light Dimensions 3.375" (w) x 4.125" (h) x 2.5" (d)