Latimer Reef Lighthouse


Location: In Fishers Island Sound. South of Mystic, CT.

Description: 49 feet; brick-lined cast iron four-story tower; cement-filled cast iron caisson base. Original lens was Fourth Order Fresnel. White with brown stripe and green railings.

History of light:

  • 1884: Constructed.

  • 1983: Fresnel lens removed and replaced with 300mm optic.

Current use: Active aid to navigation.

The surrounding area: Fishers Island is to the south, Mystic CT to the north.

Public access? No.

Similar Lights: Saybrook Breakwater and Orient Point, among others.

Other information: This is one of the earlier cast-iron lighthouses, predating both the Saybrook Breakwater (1886) and Orient Point (1899) lights. Latimer Reef was originally called Latemore's Reef.


Latimer Reef Lighthouse on September 20, 1999







Research materials for this lighthouse can be found at the East Islip Public Library, East Islip, New York.
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