Fayerweather Island Lighthouse (Black Rock Harbor Light)


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Lighthouse Specs

  • Originally constructed: 1808
  • Current tower constructed: 1823
  • First lit: 1823 (current tower)
  • Construction: Granite rubble and brownstone block tower
  • Tower shape: Octagonal tower with balcony and lantern
  • Height: 41 feet
  • Focal height: 41 feet
  • Markings: White tower with a black lantern
  • Characteristic: Flashing white light
  • Range: 11 nautical miles
  • Status: Active as a private decorative aid


  • Address: Fayerweather Island 
  • Town: Bridgeport
  • State: Connecticut
  • GPS: Lat 41.1423539 Lng -73.2173848
  • Parking notes: There is a large parking area at the end of Barnum Drive which is about a half-mile from the lighthouse. This is the closest parking area to the lighthouse. The lot is also used for Seaside Beach visitors. Parking is free in the off-season, but in the summer prices are high. On weekdays it costs $50 and on weekends it costs $60 – for non-residents of Bridgeport. If you don’t mind seeing the lighthouse from a distance, you can park along Eames Boulevard for free and look at it across the channel. 
  • Parking directions: HERE
  • Location directions: HERE


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