Sheffield Lighthouse Restoration Begins

Sheffield Lighthouse, photo courtesy ##http://www.lighthouse.cc/## New England Lighthouses: A Virtual Guide##

TheHour.com: A 74’ landing craft pulled into the [Norwalk, Connecticut] town dock Wednesday afternoon as work began on the restoration of the historic Sheffield Island Lighthouse and keeper’s cottage.

The project, funded through a $250,000 grant from the state Department of Economic and Community Development, includes repointing the masonry on both houses, and repairing cast iron, chimneys and the lighthouse tower, which will be repainted in its original gray color.

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