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Old Lighthouse Museum

June 24, 2019

The lighthouse in Stonington, CT is notable for its one-piece all-stone construction. Built in 1840, it was only used until 1889 when it was replaced by beacons on the harbor breakwaters. It was used by the beacon keepers until 1909, at which point it was vacant until 1925. The Stonington Historical Society purchased it that year, opening it as a museum in 1927. According to their website (1), it was the first lighthouse museum in the U.S. The museum is open to this day.

(1) https://www.stoningtonhistory.org/visit/the-old-lighthouse-museum/

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