Lighthouses and Coastal Attractions of Southern New England: Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts

Lighthouses and Coastal Attractions of Southern New England: Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts

by Allan Wood

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Lighthouses and Coastal Attractions of Southern New England: Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts by Allan Wood

With more than 360 color photos and maps, this image-rich guide covers all 92 lighthouse locations in the New England states of Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. For tourists, historians, lighthouse enthusiasts, and other travelers, here are practical directions and historical tidbits not only on the lighthouses, but on the tours, attractions, and other sites of interest in the coastal communities these beacons have long protected. Enjoy boat cruises, organizations involved in local lighthouse preservation, and plenty of indoor and outdoor attractions and entertainment, including attractions off the beaten path like snack shacks or strange amusements.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764352454
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date: 12/28/2016
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 1,230,102
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Allan Wood has been a college educator in business, photography, and digital media for many years. He has always had a passion for researching and photographing New England’s lighthouses, has published many images, and lives near New Hampshire’s seacoast with his family.

Table of Contents

Introduction 14

Acknowledgments 16

Lighthouse History 17

Connecticut Lighthouses 22

Lighthouses in Southwestern Connecticut 24

Great Captain Island Lighthouse 25

Stamford Harbor Lighthouse 28

Greens Ledge Lighthouse 29

Pecks Ledge Lighthouse 30

Sheffield Island Lighthouse 31

Penfield Reef Lighthouse 33

Tongue Point Lighthouse 33

Black Rock Harbor (Fayerweather Island) Lighthouse 35

Stratford Shoal (Middleground) Lighthouse 37

Stratford Point Lighthouse 38

Coastal Attractions in Southwestern Connecticut 41

Contacts for Coastal Attractions in Southwestern Connecticut 45

Lighthouse Cruises and Ferries in Southwestern Connecticut 46

Lighthouses in Southeastern Connecticut 47

Five Mile Point (New Haven Harbor) Lighthouse 48

Southwest Ledge Lighthouse 49

Faulkner's Island Lighthouse 50

Saybrook Breakwater Lighthouse 54

Lynde Point Lighthouse 55

New London Ledge Lighthouse 56

New London Harbor Lighthouse 58

Morgan Point Lighthouse 59

Avery Point Lighthouse 60

Stonington Harbor Lighthouse 62

Coastal Attractions in Southeastern Connecticut 65

Contacts for Coastal Attractions in Southeastern Connecticut 70

Lighthouse Cruises in Southeastern Connecticut 72

Lighthouse Organizations in Connecticut 73

Rhode Island Lighthouses 74

Lighthouses on block Island 76

Block Island Southeast Lighthouse 77

Block Island North Lighthouse 79

Coastal Attractions on Block island 83

Contacts for Coastal Attractions and Ferry Services on Block Island 85

Lighthouses on the Western shore of Narragansett Bay 86

Watch Hill Lighthouse 87

Point Judith Lighthouse 92

Dutch Island Lighthouse 95

Beavertail Lighthouse 96

Plum Beach Lighthouse 99

North Conanicut Island Lighthouse 100

Poplar Point Lighthouse 101

Warwick Harbor Lighthouse 102

Conimicut Shoal Lighthouse 103

Coastal Attractions in Western Rhode Island 106

Contacts for Coastal Attractions in Western Rhode Island 110

Lighthouse Cruises in Western Rhode Island 112

Lighthouse on the Eastern Shore and Newport Region 113

Pomham Rocks Lighthouse 114

Nayatt Point Lighthouse 115

Bristol Ferry Lighthouse 117

Hog Island Shoal Lighthouse 118

Prudence Island (Sandy Point) Lighthouse 119

Newport Harbor (Goat Island) Lighthouse 121

Lime Rock (Ida Lewis) Lighthouse 123

Rose Island Lighthouse 124

Castle Hill Lighthouse 126

Sakonnet Lighthouse 128

Coastal Attractions in Eastern Rhode Island 129

Contacts for Coastal Attractions in Eastern Rhode island 133

Lighthouse Cruises in Eastern Rhode Island 134

Lighthouse Organizations in Rhode Island 135

Massachusetts Lighthouses 138

Lighthouses in Southwestern Massachusetts: Fall River and Buzzards Bay 140

Borden Flats Lighthouse 141

Butler Flats Lighthouse 143

Clark's Point Lighthouse 145

Palmer Island Lighthouse 147

Ned's Point Lighthouse 149

Bird Island Lighthouse 151

Cleveland East Ledge Lighthouse 152

Tarpaulin Cove Lighthouse 153

Coastal Attractions in Buzzards Bay 156

Contacts for Coastal Attractions in Buzzards Bay 158

Lighthouse Cruises and Ferries in Buzzards Bay 159

Lighthouses on Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket 160

Gay Head (Aquinnah) Lighthouse 161

West Chop Lighthouse 164

East Chop Lighthouse 164

Edgartown Harbor Lighthouse 166

Cape Poge Lighthouse 167

Brant Point Lighthouse 169

Sankaty Head Lighthouse 171

Great Point Lighthouse 172

Coastal Attractions on Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket 177

Contacts for Coastal Attractions on Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket 180

Ferry, Air, and Land Services to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket 181

Lighthouses on Cape Cod 185

Wings Neck Lighthouse 186

Nobska Lighthouse 188

Hyannis Harbor (Lewis Bay) Lighthouse 190

Point Gammon Lighthouse 191

Bass River (West Dennis) Lighthouse 192

Fishing in front of Boston Harbor Lighthouse 192

Stage Harbor (Harding's Beach) Lighthouse 193

Chatham Lighthouse 195

Monomoy Point Lighthouse 196

Nauset Lighthouse 199

Three Sisters Lighthouses (Nauset Three Lights) 201

Highland (Cape Cod) Lighthouse 202

Race Point Lighthouse 206

Wood End Lighthouse 208

Long Point Lighthouse 210

Sandy Neck Lighthouse 212

Coastal Attractions on Cape Cod 213

Contacts for Coastal Attractions on Cape Cod 219

Lighthouse Cruises and Ferries on Cape Cod 221

Lighthouses on the South Shore and Boston Harbor 223

Plymouth (Gurnet) Lighthouse 224

Duxbury Pier Lighthouse 225

Scituate Lighthouse 227

Minot's Ledge Lighthouse 230

Long Island Head Lighthouse 232

Boston Harbor Lighthouse 233

Graves Lighthouse 233

Deer Island Lighthouse 237

Coastal Attractions on the South Shore and in Boston 240

Contacts for Coastal Attractions on the South Shore and in Boston 245

Lighthouse Cruises on the South Shore and Boston Harbor 248

Lighthouses on the North Shore 250

Marblehead Lighthouse 251

Derby Wharf Lighthouse 253

Fort Pickering (Winter Island) Lighthouse 255

Hospital Point Lighthouse 255

Baker's Island Lighthouse 257

Ten Pound Island Lighthouse 260

Eastern Point Lighthouse 261

Thacher Island Twin Lights (Cape Ann Light Station) 263

Straitsmouth Island Lighthouse 266

Annisquam Harbor Lighthouse 267

Plum Island (Newburyport Harbor) Lighthouse 269

Newburyport Harbor Range Lights 270

Coastal Attractions on the North Shore 273

Contacts for Coastal Attractions on the North Shore 278

Lighthouse Cruises on the North Shore 280

Lighthouse Organizations in Massachusetts 283

Appendices 286

Appendix A Glossary of Mariner Terms 286

Appendix B Cruises on Windjammers, Tall Ships, Schooners, and Sloops 289

Appendix C Lighthouses Where You Can Spend the Night 291

Appendix D Haunted Lighthouses 293

Selected Bibliography 299

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