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Beautiful beacons

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Lighthouses, intrinsic features of coastlines, double as beautiful works of architecture.

If you’re a fan, you’ll appreciate this essay by Eric Jay Dolin, which appeared in our May issue. It features photos of New England lighthouses by Matthew Cohen.

Here is a selection of the lighthouses you can find along the coasts surrounding Long Island Sound. A map shows you their locations:

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  1. 1. Stepping Stones Light – NOAA Photo Library, Nassau County, New York 40°49?27.6?N 73°46?29.1?W
  2. 2. Great Captain Island Light – Robert Brewster, Greenwich, CT 40.982479°N 73.623006°W
  3. 3. Greens Ledge Light – Radu Gheorghe for the Norwalk Maritime Aquarium, Norwalk, CT 41°2?30?N 73°26?38.2?W
  4. 4. Sheffield Island Light - Radu Gheorghe for the Norwalk Maritime Aquarium, Norwalk, CT 41°2?55.61?N 73°25?8.93?W
  5. 5. Peck Ledge Light - Radu Gheorghe for the Norwalk Maritime Aquarium, Long Island Sound, CT 41°04?38.4?N 73°22?11.38?W
  6. 6. Penfield Reef Light - Radu Gheorghe for the Norwalk Maritime Aquarium, Fairfield, CT 41°7?1.58?N 73°13?19.26?W
  7. 7. Stratford Point Light - Radu Gheorghe for the Norwalk Maritime Aquarium, Stratford, CT 41°09?07.19?N 73°06?11.78?W
  8. 8. Five Mile Point Light – Charles Barneby, New Haven, CT 41°14?56?N 72°54?14?W
  9. 9. Falkners Island Light – USCG, Guilford, CT 41°12?43?N 72°39?12?W
  10. 10. Avery Point Light – Mike Hotaling, Groton, CT 41.315260°N 72.063563°W
  11. 11. Stonington Harbor Light – Kenneth C. Zirkel, Stonington, CT 41°19?42.6?N 71°54?20?W
  12. 12. Orient Point – Mark Hatcher, Southold, NY 41°8?43?N 72°17?19?W
  13. 13. Plum Island Light – Kristina Smith, Plum Island, NY 41°10?25.20?N 72°12?41.47?W