Southern marine science students soon will be able to use the Southwest Ledge Lighthouse — which overlooks New Haven Harbor — as a base to conduct research, thanks to the generosity of a group of donors who bought the facility.
The donors were awarded the lighthouse recently after posting the successful bid of about $180,000. They plan to renovate the lighthouse in preparation for future use of the facility by SCSU’s Werth Center for Coastal and Marine Studies, as well as other education organizations. SCSU intends to use it as a field station that would include classrooms and lab space.
The New Haven Register ran a Sept. 3 story about the purchase and future use of the facility by Southern and other groups.