Cornfield Point Lightship Station History


Location & historical notes: Connecticut, southerly from the town of Old Saybrook, off Cornfield Point and the mouth of the Connecticut River, 3.3 miles and 211 degrees from Lynde Point Lighthouse.  Moored south of the center of Long Sand Shoal.  An important reference mark for traffic passing through Long Island Sound.  The station was replaced by a lighted bell buoy located about 2 miles northeasterly from the former lightship station.

Lightships assigned:

1856-1872: LV-14

1872-1882: LV-12 (ex-LV-22 )

1882-1892: LV-23

1892-1894: LV-51

1894-1895: Relief LV-20

1895-1925: LV-48

1926-1939: LV-44

1939-1957: LV-118 / WAL-539

Lightship Stations and the Ships that served on them.

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