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Windsor Locks in Hartford County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Beacon and Tower

 
 
Beacon and Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 7, 2018
1. Beacon and Tower Marker
Inscription.  
Beacon and Tower
In the late 1920's and early 1930's, powerful rotating beacons were installed at approximately twenty mile intervals along most of the major airways in the U.S. to facilitate night operations. Even as radio aids were developed, the use of these lights persisted in many parts of the country. A green light on the beacon denotes that it is placed on a landing field. A red light warns of no facilities at that site.

This beacon serviced Brainard Field in Hartford until its removal in 1985.
Courtesy
Connecticut Department of Transportation

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space. A significant historical year for this entry is 1985.
 
Location. 41° 56.846′ N, 72° 41.527′ W. Marker is in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker is on Perimeter Road 1.7 miles west of South Street (Connecticut Route 75), on the right when traveling west. Located at the New England Air Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 36 Perimeter Road, Windsor Locks CT 06096, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies.
Aircraft Beacon and Tower image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 7, 2018
2. Aircraft Beacon and Tower
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Connecticut Fallen Firefighters’ Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Planted in Memory (approx. 1.9 miles away); East Granby Roll of Honor (approx. 1.9 miles away); East Granby World War Roll of Honor (approx. 1.9 miles away); East Granby (approx. 2 miles away); The Old Center Cemetery (approx. 3.2 miles away); Suffield Veterans Monument (approx. 3.2 miles away); Suffield Soldiers Memorial (approx. 3.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  New England Air Museum. (Submitted on November 17, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
The New England Air Museum image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 7, 2018
3. The New England Air Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 17, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 77 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 17, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.

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