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LIghthouses in Mystic, Connecticut, are classic marine sentinels

12 Steamboat Wharf Mystic, CT, 06355 Phone: 860-536-0416

See Lighthouses that you can only see from sea - Argia Day Sail

Sail through the islands and lighthouses of the Mystic River and Fishers Island Sound as you discover the natural history and beauty of our maritime world. Cruise aboard the traditional sailing ship Argia for a day sail or sunset sail. Many of the most interesting lighthouses in our area can only be seen from the water and cannot be visited by land. Possible lighthouse sightings on our regular day sails include: Morgan Point, Mystic Seaport’s replica of Brant Point, North Dumpling, Latimer Reef, Race Rock, New London Ledge, New London Harbor, Watch Hill, and Avery Point. History comes alive in sight, sound and smell from the deck of a moving ship. Our cruises include snacks and lemonade and you may bring your own picnic basket, bottle of wine, etc. US Coast Guard inspected.

May 1st through mid-October, choose a day or sunset cruise aboard ARGIA!

New London Ledge Light

Location: Thames River, entrance to New London Harbor

Accessibility: The lighthouse is best seen by boat. Tours are available through Project Oceanology. At the Avery Point campus of the University of Connecticut. The facility: Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation. Maintained by New London Ledge Lighthouse Foundation, P.O. Box 855, New London, Connecticut. Lighthouse built in 1909. Light emits three white flashes and one red flash every 30 seconds; fog signal is two blasts every 20 seconds.

Stonington Harbor Light

7 Water Street Stonington, CT Phone: 860-535-1440

Location: East side of Stonington Harbor

Accessibility: Lighthouse is now a museum. Open daily, May 1 – October 31, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The facility: Lighthouses built in 1840. Maintained by the Stonington Historical Society at PO Box 103, Stonington. Telephone is 860-535-1440.

Avery Point Light

Shennecossett Road Groton, CT Phone:

Location: East side of Thames River, Pine Island Channel

Accessibility: The tower is on the Avery Point Campus of the University of Connecticut and is easily accessible. The tower is not open to the public. Directions: From I-95, take Exit 87, Route 349, the Clarence B. Sharp Highway. Turn right at the second traffic light onto Rainville Avenue. Turn left at the next traffic light onto Benham Road. Continue straight on Benham Road for approximately 1.7 miles to the Avery Point Campus at the University of Connecticut. It's a short walk from the parking area to the lighthouse. The facility: Lighthouse built in 1944. Light flashes green every four seconds.

Lynde Point Light (Old Saybrook Inner Light)

Location: West side of the mouth of the Connecticut River

Accessibility: The lighthouse is not open to the public. It is best seen by boat.
The facility: Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation. Lighthouse built in 1838. Light is fixed white.

New London Harbor Light

Location: West side of the entrance to New London Harbor

Accessibility: The keeper's house is privately owned and the station is not open to the public. The best views are from the water. The facility: Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation. Owned by New London Maritime Society, 150 Bank Street, New London, CT 06320. Lighthouse built in 1801. Light flashes three seconds white alternating with three seconds darkness.

Morgan Point Light

Location: West side of the mouth of the Mystic River

Accessibility: The lighthouse is not open to the public and is best viewed by boat.
The facility: Lighthouse built in 1868.

Saybrook Breakwater Light (Saybrook Outer Light)

Location: West side of the mouth of the Connecticut River

Accessibility: The lighthouse is not open to the public and is best viewed by boat.
The facility: Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation. Lighthouse built in 1886. Light flashes green every six seconds; fog signal is one blast every 30 seconds.