Avery Point Light

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Avery Point Light in 1997 - 28th trip
Avery Point Light in 1997 - 28th trip

Groton, Connecticut

Built: 1943

Decommissioned: 1967

This octagonal concrete tower was built to be a memorial tower and was never established as a manned lighthouse, although it once held an active beacon. The light was first lit with a low candlepower optic when Avery Point became a U.S. Coast Guard Training Center in 1944. The beacon was discontinued in 1967 when the Coast Guard closed the Center. The tower currently sits on the grounds of the University of Connecticut's Avery Point Campus.

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