Stratford Shoal (Middleground Shoal) Lighthouse
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_ Location: Western Long Island Sound, midway between Connecticut and Long Island
Coordinates: 41 03 35 N 73 06 05 W
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Accessibility: This lighthouse is not open to the public and is best seen by boat.
Station established: 1877
Present lighthouse built: 1874-1877
Construction material: Granite
Height of tower: 35 feet
Height of focal plane: 60 feet
Original optic: Fourth-order Fresnel lens
Present optic: VRB-25 (below, photo by Nick Korstad)