Upcoming Events



Upcoming events

    • 05 Apr 2014
    • 29 Sep 2014
    • Sheffield Island & Lighthouse
    The Norwalk Seaport Association has owned, restored and maintained Sheffield Island Lighthouse since 1986 and is the official U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Friends group for the Norwalk Islands.





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    Sheffield Island with its historic 146-year-old lighthouse, beaches and wildlife refuge offers abundant summer fun for visitors. 

    From May through September, visitors can board the Seaport Association's 45-foot C.J. Toth catamaran for a cruise to the island then tour the lighthouse, observe wildlife in their natural habitat in the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge, hunt for shells along the beach, dine on a picnic lunch, play on the lawns around the lighthouse and just have a good time.
    The lighthouse is open to visitors for daily tours, however, the tower section of the lighthouse is closed for renovations.


            

    Join us for one of the most exciting tours that the Norwalk Harbor Islands area has to offer! During this unforgettable adventure tour of Sheffield Island and Lighthouse, you'll step directly from the boat into the past. Sheffield Island is located in the outer reaches of Norwalk Harbor providing unique views of the city and the surrounding waterways.

    During your time on the island, you may want to enjoy a picnic lunch you brought along and take in the spectacular view of the harbor from its most recognized gateway.

    Note: - Sheffield Island is a rocky outcrop with rolling terrain and the docking facilities do not meet ADA regulations. Every effort has been made to minimize non-compliance. The gangway leading from the dock to the island is wide enough to accommodate a standard wheelchair. The gangway incline (steepness) is determined by the height of the tide; at low tide it is steeper than at high tide. Due to liability concerns, the Sheffield Island staff is disallowed to assist with lifting or pushing a wheelchair or stroller. It will be important for the physically challenged to travel with a companion abled to assist them. 

    -Tickets are non-refundable and cannot be rescheduled, unless tour is canceled by the Norwalk Seaport Association (i.e. in the event of severe weather). 
    -All climbers must be at least 8 years old or 50 inches tall to be eligible to climb the tower (closed for renovations)
    -Please wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes with a closed heal or back strap to keep the shoes on the feet. Flip-flops are not allowed due to safety concerns.

    Your boat leaves from the Sheffield Island Lighthouse dock located at the corner of North Water Street and Washington Street in Historic South Norwalk. Parking is available adjacent to the dock and the Norwalk Maritime Center Garage.

    • When making reservations, leave contact information that will be available for day of trip. We may need to contact you if there is a change due to weather conditions.
    • Ticketing fees applied to all reservations.
    • Tickets are non refundable unless there is a weather cancellation.
    • 26 Jun 2014
    • 19 Sep 2014
    • Sheffield Island & Lighthouse
            

    Every summer, the Seaport Ferry in South Norwalk carries hundreds of hungry passengers to the historic 1868 Sheffield Island Lighthouse for the Norwalk Seaport Association's famous Thursday Clambakes. A true New England dining experience, the evening allows participants to dine in the festive tented pavilion on the lighthouse lawn, with tours of the lighthouse itself included in the cost. Roundtrip cruise and dinner is either $65 or $79 per person, depending on entree. Advance registration only



    The Norwalk Seaport Association has owned, restored and maintained Sheffield Island Lighthouse since 1986 and is the official U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Friends group for the Norwalk Islands.

    Sheffield Island with its historic 145-year-old lighthouse, beaches and wildlife refuge offers abundant summer fun for visitors. 

    Visitors can board the Seaport Association's 45-foot C.J. Toth catamaran for a cruise to the island then tour the lighthouse, observe wildlife in their natural habitat in the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge, hunt for shells along the beach, dine on a clambake dinner, play on the lawns around the lighthouse and just have a good time. The lighthouse tower (currently closed for repairs) provides magnificent views of Long Island Sound and, on a clear day, of the New York City skyline.

    Join us for one of the most exciting tours that the Norwalk Harbor Islands area has to offer! During this unforgettable adventure tour of Sheffield Island and Lighthouse, you'll step directly from the boat into the past. Sheffield Island is located in the outer reaches of Norwalk Harbor providing unique views of the city and the surrounding waterways. 

    Note: - Sheffield Island is a rocky outcrop with rolling terrain and the docking facilities do not meet ADA regulations. Every effort has been made to minimize non-compliance. The gangway leading from the dock to the island is wide enough to accommodate a standard wheelchair. The gangway incline (steepness) is determined by the height of the tide; at low tide it is steeper than at high tide. Due to liability concerns, the Sheffield Island staff is disallowed to assist with lifting or pushing a wheelchair or stroller. It will be important for the physically challenged to travel with a companion abled to assist them. 
    -Tickets are non-refundable and cannot be rescheduled, unless tour is canceled by the Norwalk Seaport Association (i.e. in the event of severe weather). 
    -All climbers must be at least 8 years old or 50 inches tall to be eligible to climb the tower (currently closed for repairs). 
    -Please wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes with a closed heal or back strap to keep the shoes on the feet. Flip-flops are not allowed due to safety concerns.

    Your boat leaves from the Sheffield Island Lighthouse dock located at the corner of North Water Street and Washington Street in Historic South Norwalk. Parking is available adjacent to the dock and the Norwalk Maritime Center Garage.

    Departs dock at 6:00PM
    Returns to dock at 9:30PM



Past events

15 Mar 2014 2014 Norwalk Seaport Association Pirate's Ball Gala
13 Dec 2013 2013 Norwalk Seaport Association Annual Meeting & Holiday Celebration
06 Sep 2013 2013 Norwalk Seaport Association Oyster Festival 09/06/13 thru 09/08/13
28 Jun 2013 Norwalk Islands Sunset Cruise 06/28/13 thru 08/30/13
27 Jun 2013 Sheffield Island Lighthouse Clambake 06/20/13 thru 09/19/13
08 Jun 2013 Norwalk Islands Bird Watching Cruise 06/08/13 thru 08/03/13
25 May 2013 Sheffield Island Lighthouse Tour Ferry 05/25/13 thru 09/29/13
18 May 2013 Commissioning Day C.J. Toth
23 Mar 2013 2013 Norwalk Seaport Association Gala
07 Dec 2012 2012 Norwalk Seaport Association Annual Meeting & Holiday Celebration
06 Oct 2012 Wine Tasting Fundraiser for Norwalk Seaport Association
07 Sep 2012 2012 Norwalk Seaport Association Oyster Festival 09/07/12 thru 09/09/12
29 Jun 2012 Norwalk Islands Sunset Cruise 06/29/12 thru 08/31/12
16 Jun 2012 Norwalk Islands Bird Watching Cruise 06/16/12 thru 07/29/12
14 Jun 2012 Sheffield Island Lighthouse Clambake 06/14/12 thru 09/20/11
26 May 2012 Sheffield Island Lighthouse Tour Ferry 05/26/12 thru 09/30/12
24 Mar 2012 Norwalk Seaport Association Gala
09 Dec 2011 2011 Norwalk Seaport Association Annual Meeting & Holiday Party
21 Oct 2011 Norwalk Seaport Association Murder Mystery - "Double Trouble"
15 Apr 2011 3rd Annual Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival (Evening)
15 Apr 2011 3rd Annual Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival (Afternoon)
26 Mar 2011 Norwalk Seaport Association Gala
10 Dec 2010 Norwalk Seaport Association Annual Meeting & Holiday Party
 
Norwalk Seaport Association Inc. - 132 Water Street - 4th Floor - Norwalk, CT 06854
"Friends Of The Norwalk Islands"
203-838-9444 Office ---- 203-838-2898 Dock

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