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LIghthouses in New Haven, Connecticut, are classic marine sentinels

Southwest Ledge Light

Location: Entrance to New Haven Harbor

Accessibility: The lighthouse is not open to the public and is best seen by boat. It can be seen distantly from Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven.
The facility: Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation. Lighthouse built in 1877. Light flashes red every five seconds; fog signal is one blast every 15 seconds.

Five Mile Point Light (New Haven Harbor Light, Old New Haven Light)

Location: New Haven Harbor, Long Island Sound

Accessibility: The lighthouse is part of New Haven's Lighthouse Point Park. The grounds are open year-round but the tower is not open on a regular basis. For more information, contact the Lighthouse Point Park rangers at (203) 946-8790. The facility: Lighthouse built in 1847.

Faulkner's Island Light

Location: Long Island Sound

Accessibility: The island is a protected nesting area and is not open to the public most of the summer. There is usually an annual open house in September for those who can reach the island with their own boats. The facility: Lighthouse built in 1802. Faulkner's Island is owned by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and is part of the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge. The lighthouse is an active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation. The lighthouse and other buildings are maintained by Faulkner's Light Brigade, Guilford, Connecticut. Light flashes white every 10 seconds.