Morgan Point Light
|Year first constructed||1868|
|Year first lit||1868|
|Height||52 ft (16 m)|
|Original lens||Sixth order steamer (removed)|
In 1831 the original 25-foot (7.6 m) granite tower was built. However, there were many complaints that the light was too dim, so as shipbuilding became more prominent in the area, a new lighthouse was needed and the current Morgan Point Lighthouse was built in 1868.
In 1919, Morgan Point was discontinued and later sold to a private owner.
The structure is of the same design as lighthouses at Sheffield Island in Norwalk; Great Captain Island in Greenwich; Old Field Point Light and Plum Island in New York; and Block Island North in Rhode Island.
It is a granite ashlar building with an octagonal tower rising above. It has a "dentillated cornice and a slate-shingled roof. Inside, the lightkeeper's room is fitted out like a cabin, with fold-out desk and built-in bunk." As of 1978, it was a private residence and the lamp had been removed.:4
- "Morgan Point, CT" LighthouseFriends.com. Accessed August 21, 2006
- Clouette, Bruce (July 26, 1978). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Noank Historic District" (PDF). National Park Service.