“Outer Fenwick Light” (Old Saybrook, Connecticut) Fine Art Oil Painting by Daniel S. Dahlstrom
Quote by E M Forster. Forster was born on January 1, 1879 in Marylebone, London and was named Edward Morgan Forster. He died at the age of 91 on June 7, 1970 in Coventry, Warwickshire. Forster was an English writer of novels, short stories and essays.
“It is the one orderly product our middling race has produced. It is the cry of a thousand sentinels, the echo from a thousand labyrinths; it is the lighthouse which cannot be hidden the best evidence we can give of our dignity.”
The Outer Fenwick Light is actually the Saybrook Breakwater Light and the locals, at times, will refer to it as the Outer Light. You can see that it looks just like a spark plug…thus one of the spark plug lighthouses. Its’ location is Fenwick Point at the mouth of the Connecticut River. Saybrook is where the Connecticut River meets Long Island Sound, and this lighthouse is a symbol for Connecticut’s license plates.
A former First Selectman, Michael Pace, of Old Saybrook said, ” That the Outer Light is the symbol of Old Saybrook.” It was built in the 19th century and has been in service since 1886. It is one of the markers for harbor channel at the mouth of the Connecticut River and the Lynde Point Lighthouse (Inner Light) is the other marker.
You can see how choppy the water is…Dan was out on a boat with his friends and was busy photographing the lighthouse. Everyone was worried that he would fall in, but he got some awesome shots which was the beginning of the composition for “Outer Fenwick Light”. He just loves to paint the lighthouses. He spent many days, as a little boy, boating on Long Island Sound and sailing around the lighthouses. He loved being out on the water, and now he brings that same feeling to his canvases.
“Outer Fenwick Light” is currently on exhibit and available at Artisans Harbor in Old Saybrook, Connecticut on Main Street. Please stop in and say hello and check out Dan’s stuff and all the other beautiful work on display.
Wishing you a good one!
Our webaddress: http://danielsdahlstromartist.com
Feel free to contact us, love to hear from you!