Bridgeport Harbor

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Bridgeport Harbor
Location
Country United States
Location Bridgeport, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°09′24″N 73°10′48″W / 41.15667°N 73.18000°W / 41.15667; -73.18000Coordinates: 41°09′24″N 73°10′48″W / 41.15667°N 73.18000°W / 41.15667; -73.18000
Details
Type of harbor recreational and commercial

Bridgeport Harbor is an inlet on the north side of Long Island Sound in the state of Connecticut in the United States. The harbor area is an inlet carved by the retreat of the glaciers during the last ice age approximately 13,000 years ago. It is due east of the smaller Black Rock Harbor which is also in the city of Bridgeport.

Geography[edit]

The Pequonnock River empties into the inlet on its north end while the Tongue Point Light is at the western end of the mouth of the harbor.

Notable structures in or near the harbor[edit]

The generation station as seen from the harbor

History[edit]

The harbor was dredged by the Army Corps of Engineers in 1964. Current plans to dredge it again have met with opposition from residents of New Haven due to plans to dump the dredged material at Morris Cove.[3]

Transportation[edit]

The Bridgeport & Port Jefferson Ferry is located in the harbor. The harbor is located at the end of 8/25 connector, where it merges into Interstate 95, near the Bridgeport (Metro-North station), a stop for Amtrak, Metro-North and Shoreline East trains.

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