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Cruises & Lighthouse Tours
 Monday, Thursday, Friday Cruises
 11:00AM and 3:00PM
 
 Tuesday and Wednesday Cruises
 11:00 AM
 
 Weekends and Holiday Cruises
 11:00am, 2:00PM, and 3:30 PM
 
   
 Reservations are not required but are strongly recommended. Round-trip ferry tickets are $22.00 adults … $12.00 children ages 4-12 … $5.00 children ages 3 and younger.
Thursday Cruises & Clambakes -- through September 26
Following a cruise to Sheffield Island, participants dine in the festive tented pavilion adjacent to the 1868 Lighthouse. Tours of the historic lighthouse also are included. 

Clambake Reservations are required.  The price of the roundtrip cruise and Clambake is $65.00 or $79.00 per person (depending on entree). NSA Thursday night cruises depart at 6:00 p.m. Please note: in order to sail, we require a minimum of 20 reserved spots. To view the menu click here. Call the Seaport Association for additional clambake dates.


Haunted Lighthouse
August 9 & 10
Ghosts, ghouls and goblins greet visitors to the historic Sheffield Island Lighthouse, which is decorated to provide thrills and chills for youngsters of all ages (only two rooms are kept dark). This fun-filled, child-friendly haunted attraction includes activities for young visitors. 


Haunted Lighthouse and Pirate Adventure activities are free, but participants must purchase round-trip ferry tickets -- $22.00 adults … $12.00 children ages 4-12 … $5.00 children ages 3 and younger.
NSA Ferry cruises to Sheffield Island depart on Pirates and Haunted Weekends at 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m


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Activated in 1868, the Sheffield Island Lighthouse - now listed on the National Register of Historic Places - was in service for 34 years until its retirement in 1902. Today the Norwalk Seaport Association’s volunteers maintain the lighthouse and grounds as a museum and nature preserve.


Visitors can board the Seaport ferry at the Sheffield Island dock, adjacent to Stroffolino Bridge, corner of Washington and Water Streets, South Norwalk for their trip to the island, the lighthouse or harbor cruises.

Each year the ferry takes thousands of visitors back to a time when this and other lighthouses were critical to coastal and oceangoing shipping.

Once on the island, visitors are treated to a tour of the lighthouse. The 10-room lighthouse showcases period furniture, and offers a chance to see what life was like for the families of 19th century light keepers.

Another island attraction is the Nature Trail through the Stewart B. McKinney Wildlife Refuge, which completed by the Seaport Association in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. From a viewing platform, a variety of wildlife including nesting herons and other birds can be observed.


Upcoming NSA events

05 Apr 2014 • Sheffield Island & Lighthouse
19 Jun 2014 • Sheffield Island & Lighthouse
05 Sep 2014 6:00 PM • Veteran's Memorial Park Norwalk, CT 06855
06 Oct 2014 11:00 AM • Silvermine Golf Club

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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