- 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.
- 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 3.375" (w) x 4.125" (h) x 2.5" (d)
- Interior Image Area 2.75" (w) x 3.5" (h)
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