Avery Point Lighthouse
Location: East side of Thames River, Pine Island Channel
Coordinates: 41 18 54 N 72 03 36 W
Private aid to navigation. Owned by University of Connecticut.
Directions: From I-95, take Exit 87, Route 349, the Clarence B. Sharp Highway. Turn right at the second traffic light onto Rainville Avenue. Turn left at the next traffic light onto Benham Road.
Continue straight on Benham Road for approximately 1.7 miles to the Avery Point Campus at the University of Connecticut. It's a short walk from the parking area to the lighthouse. The grounds are open, but the tower is not open to the public.
Station established: 1944
Height of tower: 41 feet
Focal plane height: 55 feet