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||Fifth Order Fresnel
||Lynde Point lighthouse
is located in Saybrook, Connecticut at the west side of the mouth
of the Connecticut River on the Long Island Sound. Lynde Point
lighthouse is also known as Saybrook Inner lighthouse.
In 1802, Old Saybrook officials decided the busy shipping traffic
along the river needed a lighthouse. The land for the lighthouse
was purchased from William Lynde and the lighthouse was built
by 1803. The 35 foot tall wooden lighthouse was frowned upon by
many mariners for being too dim and short.
Despite a group petitioning
for the lighthouse to be raised by 25 feet, the decision to
build a new lighthouse won. In 1838, a new 65 foot brownstone
lighthouse was erected. Even though, the Lynde Point lighthouse
continues to be an aid to navigation, it is closed to the public.
The lighthouse can still be viewed from several places on the
shore and also from the water.