Skip to product information
1 of 1

Fayerweather Island Lighthouse - Coaster

Fayerweather Island Lighthouse - Coaster

Availability: in stock


Regular price $ 11.00
Regular price Sale price $ 11.00
Sale Sold out

Shopify Secured Checkout

  • American Express
  • Apple Pay
  • Diners Club
  • Discover
  • Meta Pay
  • Google Pay
  • JCB
  • Maestro
  • Mastercard
  • Shop Pay
  • Union Pay
  • Visa
View full details
Product Features
  • Black Rock Harbor is sheltered by 7-acre Fayerweather Island, making it the ideal place for a lighthouse to mark the harbor entrance.  The island was originally much larger and used mainly for the pasturing of sheep.
  • The federal government purchased the island from Daniel Fayerweather for $200 in 1807.
  • The first Fayerweather Island Lighthouse was built in 1808, which was destroyed in a hurricane in 1821.
  • A new tower was constructed in 1823 proclaimed by the builder to have been "built to withstand the storm of ages."
  • A fifth order Fresnel lens was installed in the mid 1850s.
  • The lighthouse was decommissioned in 1933 and replaced by two offshore lights.
  • Over the following years, the lighthouse became victim to neglect and vandalism.
  • In 1993, a group of local artists came together to donate paintings to raise funds for a lighthouse fund.
  • The lighthouse was restored in 1998 and subsequently had solar panels installed to illuminate it.
  • The lighthouse and land around it took a major hit in Hurricane Sandy, October 2012.  Federal money was appropriated for rock armoring on the shore to protect the lighthouse, as well as to install a new steel door.
  • The 4.25” x 4.25” glossy map of Blackrock, Connecticut map single ceramic coaster.
  • Corked back