Sheffield Lighthouse, photo courtesy ## New England Lighthouses: A Virtual Guide##

Sheffield Lighthouse, photo courtesy New England Lighthouses: A Virtual Guide

Visitors to Sheffield Lighthouse in Norwalk, Connecticut, on Saturday, August 10 and Sunday August 11 [2013] won’t have to wait for October for spine-tingling, ghost-hunting adventures. Ghosts, ghouls and goblins will be waiting them during the Norwalk Seaport Association’s ”Haunted Lighthouse” weekend.

The historic Sheffield Lighthouse will provide thrills and chills for youngsters of all ages as they discover a hauntingly decorated lighthouse, along with fun-filled, child-friendly activities on the island. Haunted Lighthouse activities are free, but participants must purchase round-trip ferry tickets to Sheffield Island. Tickets to the island are $22.00 for adults, $12.00 for children ages 4-12 and $5.00 for children, 3 and younger. The Norwalk Seaport Association ferry to Sheffield Island departs at 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. from the Sheffield Island dock, adjacent to the Stroffolino Bridge, at the corner of Washington and Water Streets in South Norwalk.

From May through September, visitors can board the Seaport Association’s 45-foot C.J. Toth catamaran for a cruise to the island then tour the lighthouse, observe wildlife in its natural habitat in the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge, hunt for shells along the beach, dine on a picnic lunch and play on the lawns around the lighthouse.

The Norwalk Seaport Association was founded in 1978 as a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, education and public awareness of Norwalk’s maritime environment and heritage. The Association has owned, restored and maintained Sheffield Island Lighthouse since 1986 and is the official U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Friends group for the Norwalk Islands. For more information and tickets, visit or call 203-838-9444.