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Bridgeport Talk To Touch On Lady Lighthouse Keeper Of Black Rock

Phil Blagys, left, will speak about Black Rock's Fayerweather Lighthouse this month at Burroughs Community Center. Photo Credit: Meredith Guinness
Black Rock's Fayerweather Lighthouse will be discussed at an April talk at Burroughs Community Center. Photo Credit: Contributed

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Ever wonder about Fayerweather Lighthouse, that historic beacon at the mouth of Black Rock Harbor?

Well, now’s your chance to bone up on a little nautical knowledge at “Fayerweather Lighthouse: Its Past, Present and Future,” a free talk at 7 p.m. April 18 at Burroughs Community Center on Fairfield Avenue.

Phil Blagys, history program chair for the Black Rock Community Council, will explore the important role the light played in the development of Black Rock during the 19th and early 20th centuries, including a look at the life of legendary lighthouse keeper Kate Moore.

He will also detail recent preservation initiatives on this historic landmark.

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