Pic Of The Day #1309

Peck Ledge Lighthouse, with Cockenoe Island in the background (Photo/Seth Schachter)

5 responses to “Pic Of The Day #1309

  1. I was never aware of this lighthouse when I grew up in Westport, 1955-62, but it seemed the adult camp was divided into boaters and golfers, and my father was in the later group.
    I read on the internet that the Coast Guard sold the lighthouse for $235,000, even though the owner has to preserve it and lease the underlying land from the state–and the only way to reach it is by boat. I don’t know what the owner is doing with it, but it might make for an interesting getaway summer home. The lighthouse was automated in the early 1930s, but I imagine the living quarters can be restored.

  2. “Sparkplug style” lighthouse. If it falls over, as many have, then it will likely be replaced by a cell-tower-like structure to hold up the beacon.
    It might be the angle of the photo but the structure does seem to be listing to one side.

    • No ….its on solid footing, I ran the barge and crane that built the current landing and new stairway a summer ago. Overall its in rough shape but by no means is it going anywhere,. The owner just though it be cool to own a light house. We also work on the Greens Ledge lighthouse that has had an extensive restoration done recently. Just an example of what could be.

  3. Spent many summers water skiing around this light house. I grew up in the area which is now referred to as saugatuck shores. Wonderful memories of boating, sail boating and clamming in this area. Always try to get photos of this lighthouse whenever I’m on the water

  4. I saw it up close many times in the 60’s when I was a sea scout, John Thew, my sea scout skipper and still good friend, told me that he and his dad rowed Christmas cookies baked by his mother, Elsie Thew, to the lighthouse keepers at Christmastime. John’s dad was Robert Garret Thew, one of the Westport artist colony of long ago.

    Peck Ledge Light was damaged in the hurricane of 1938 (hence the list that Robbie noted) and automated afterward; no keepers lived onboard after the storm.

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