Have you ever wanted your name or the name of someone you wish to commemorate etched in stone? The Seaport Association’s Legacy Brick program offers the public the rare opportunity to secure a place in Connecticut’s maritime history through the purchase of a personalized brick that will be placed in front of the Lighthouse on Sheffield Island.
“Since 1978 the Seaport Association has maintained Sheffield Island and it’s 152 year-old-lighthouse. We created this program as a chance for all lovers of Long Island Sound and Sheffield Island’s Lighthouse and Lightkeepers cottage to commemorate their support for the mission of the Seaport Association. Everyone has been very supportive of this program because they are proud to be a part of our maritime heritage and our mission of preservation and education,” said Mike Reilly, President of the Seaport Association. Proceeds from the Legacy Brick program will be used to defray the cost of maintaining the island and lighthouse.
Fans of the Seaport Association that want to be a part of the Legacy Brick program can secure bricks in two sizes 4×8 or 8×8 and can order the bricks with just text or with text and clip art. To view samples of legacy bricks and to purchase online click here. Along with the personally engraved bricks, fans will receive a notice of when the brick is placed and a certificate of ownership.
About the Seaport Association
The Norwalk Seaport Association was founded in 1978 by a group of local citizens who had the vision to revitalize South Norwalk and preserve Norwalk’s maritime heritage.
The Norwalk Seaport Association offers a cultural, environmental, and historical journey to the Norwalk Islands. The Sheffield Island Lighthouse and the Light Keeper’s Cottage provide a unique historical and educational venue, which strives to increase awareness, appreciation, and consideration for our environment and how the preservation of historic buildings and nature contributes to our quality of life.
It is our belief that preservation strengthens the perpetual partnership between the past, the present, and the future. The combination of the Lighthouse and the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge offers an unparalleled opportunity to educate children of all ages and adults about the importance of preserving Long Island Sound, our environment, and maritime heritage.