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Cruise to Sheffield Island this Memorial Day Weekend
May 25, 2019 - May 27, 2019
Cruise to Sheffield Island this Memorial Day Weekend May 25, 26, 27, 2019 and Start a Family Tradition. The Sheffield Island Lighthouse is an iconic symbol of Connecticut’s maritime history. This historic lighthouse and light keeper’s cottage is located at the southern end of Norwalk’s necklace of islands on the west entrance of the Norwalk River in Long Island Sound.
One of the best ways to kick of the season is to take a cruise on the C.J. Toth on Saturday, May 25, Sunday, May 26 and Monday, May 27. at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. on all three days. Tickets for this exciting excursion can be purchased in advance by clicking here or at the dock, space permitting.
Activated in 1868, Sheffield Island Lighthouse, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places was in service for thirty- four years before it was retired in 1902. Today a visit to this historic Connecticut landmark gives visitors a first-hand experience on how important this lighthouse was to coastal and oceangoing shipping as these vessels plied their way on Long Island Sound, a major artery of communication and transportation. A bonus is that once on the island visitors get to explore the 151- year old lighthouse.
A highlight of this journey is the cruise itself. The cruise allows passengers to experience the beauty of Norwalk from the water with wonderful views of the shoreline, islands and the harbor. The fresh sea breeze and birdlife are enjoyed in the comfort of the Seaport’s modern vessel on the way to and from the island.
Round trip ferry tickets are $28 for adults, $16 for children 4-12, and, children 3 and under are $7. The boat leaves from the Sheffield Island Dock located at the corner of North Water Street and Washington Street in historic South Norwalk. Parking is available in the adjacent Norwalk Maritime Center Garage. Be sure to wear comfortable, closed toe shoes. For safety reasons, flip-flops are not allowed. The capacity of the boat is limited to 49 passengers, so purchasing tickets in advance is recommended by visiting the website or visit ticketing.