Tongue Point Light, Bridgeport

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Tongue Point Light Lighthouse, also known as Bridgeport Breakwater or Bug Light, is a lighthouse on the west side of the Bridgeport Harbor entrance, in the city of Bridgeport, Connecticut in the United States. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.
The lighthouse was originally built at the end of a breakwater about offshore. In 1919, the shipping channel was widened and the lighthouse was moved inland. The light was automated in 1954. In 1967, the Coast Guard planned to remove the lighthouse but local boaters protested. The lighthouse remains an active aid to navigation. A modern optic replaced the original sixth order Fresnel lens in 1988.
In 1990 Tongue Point Light was added to the National Register of Historic Places under reference number 89001478.
From US Coast Guard web siteThe Bridgeport Breakwater Light is also known as Tongue Point Light and/or Bug Light.A keeper’s quarters was not built at Bridgeport Breakwater Light. The keeper was responsible for Bridgeport Harbor and Bridgeport Breakwater.The lighthouse was originally built at the end of a breakwater about 500ft offshore. In 1919, the shipping channel was widened and the lighthouse was moved 275ft inland.In 1967 the Coast Guard planned to remove the lighthouse but local boaters protested. The lighthouse remains an active aid to navigation.
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