During a one-day event, Capt. Edward Cubanski, III, commander of Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound opened the historic Stratford Point Lighthouse in Stratford, Conn., for free public tours last Saturday.
The property, which has been closed to the public since approximately 1973 is owned and maintained by the U.S. Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary.
“Lighthouses are a part of our nation’s historic treasury and proudly served the mariners as a beacon of safety to the valuable ports of our country,” said Capt. Cubanski. “Each lighthouse tells a unique story of the coastal community it serves. We are honored to have the opportunity to provide this open house to share the history of this light and community with the public.”