by unorthodox traveler
December 7, 2000
During the next few years, however, storms caused serious damage so in 1840 a new tower was built with materials from the original tower. The light remained active until 1899 when a beacon was installed on the outer end of a new breakwater.
Stonington's lighthouse became a museum in 1927 with six rooms of exhibits of the rich and varied history of this coastal region. Here you can learn about Stonington's fishermen and farmers, merchants and shipbuilders,pottery makers, blacksmithing and many other trades. One room with a large doll house is reserved for items of interest to children and adults.
You can climb the old stone steps to the tower for an expansive and exhilarating view in all directions.
From journal Historic Stonington