Old Saybrook Lighthouse for Sale
June 26, 2013
TheDay.com: The 48’ Saybrook Breakwater Light, featured on the state’s “Preserve the Sound” license plates, is up for sale.
The lighthouse is one of 34 surviving “sparkplug” lighthouses, a round, offshore style of lighthouse commonly built in the late 1880s and early 1900s. Saybrook Breakwater Light is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, so when the Coast Guard decided that the structure was no longer critical to its operations, government agencies tried to find a qualified steward to preserve it.
To learn more about the Saybrook Breakwater Light, and other lighthouses throughout New England, check out the website New England Lighthouses: A Virtual Guide by CLICKING HERE.
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