|Lighthouses of Connecticut - USA|
Monday, May 27, 2013
Lighthouses of Connecticut - CT - USA
And after 11 days, I've finally got another official POSTCROSSING card! This one came from Connecticut USA (the second one from there) with some of the most famous lighthouses of that state. Thanks a lot Lori! This postcard took 5 days to arrive!
There are fourteen active lights in the state of Connecticut, two of which are maintained as private aids; six are standing but inactive, and one has been replaced by an automated skeleton tower. The earliest lighthouse in the state was erected in 1760, but that tower, the first New London Harbor Light, was replaced in 1801, and its successor is the oldest surviving light in Connecticut, as well as the tallest. The last lighthouse in the state, the Avery Point Light, was constructed in 1943 but was not lit until the following year.