48. Lights Bright
- More than twenty lighthouses grace our shore. Take a cruise to Sheffield Island Light (c.1868), Norwalk, I-95 Exits 14N/15S, and picnic on the island.
- New Haven Harbor Light (c.1845) at Lighthouse Point Park, I-95 Exit 50, is 97 feet tall.
- Faulkner Island Light celebrates its bicentennial in 2002, and the Lynde Point Light (c.1839) is 70 feet tall with an octagon tower, both in Old Saybrook, I-95 Exit 67.
- Ledge Light (c.1910) in New London, I-95 Exit 83 is an elaborate square with a mansard roof and a light on top. Spend the night at the Lighthouse Inn in New London, a 1902 mansion overlooking Long Island Sound.
- In Stonington, U.S.1 A, you can see the Breakwater Light (c.1889) and the original Connecticut light house, Stonington Harbor Light (1823), operated by the Federal Government. The Harbor Light is now a museum offering panoramic views of the Harbor Sound.
- Before heading home, stop at the Mystic Seaport Store with its nautical collection of gifts, memorabilia and books on lighthouses.
DRIVING TIP: Approximate mileage between points 1 and 6 is 86 miles.
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