Avery Point Light

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Avery Point Light

Location: Thames River / Long Island Sound near Groton, CT

Photo by: Jim Tracy
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About Avery Point Light


The location of the light is Thames River / Long Island Sound. The nearest city is Groton, CT. The station was first established in 1943. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1944.

The lighthouse is a octagonal tower. The light had a period of 4 seconds.

Open to the Public?: Grounds Only    Active?: No

Identification number: 21742 (U.S.)

The light was deactivated from 1967-2006. In 2001, a restoration project was started. The work continued off and on until the end of 2005. The relighting and re-dedication of the lighthouse was held on October 15, 2006. It is considered a private aid to navigation.

The tower is located on a small hill at the east side of the entrance to the Thames River, on the University of Connecticut’s Avery Point Campus in Groton, CT. Avery Point is named for Capt. James Avery, a prominent early settler of New London. He had emigrated from England to the Massachusetts Bay Colony as a child. As an adult he was a prominent land owner in the Groton-Stonington area.

NOAA Nautical Chart 13214

A 'flashing' light is a light in which the total duration of light in a period is shorter than the total duration of darkness and the appearances of light (flashes) are usually of equal duration. So in the 4 second period, the light is on for less than 2 then off for more than 2.

Avery Point Light was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on Aug. 23, 2002, reference number 02000866.

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

Today's Conditions on Site

Astronomical Info.

Astronomical Dawn: 5:34 am
Sunrise: 7:12 am
Sunset: 4:47 pm
Astronomical Dusk: 6:24 pm

Local Marine Forecast.

Small Craft Advisory is in effect until January 20 at 6:00PM EST by NWS
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING... * WINDS...West 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt.

Additional Conditions.

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons
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