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Housatonic Boat Club

51 Shore Road

Stratford, Connecticut 06615

(203) 377-9195



Stay tuned for cruising updates and schedules.



Make plans to participate in

The Huntington Lighthouse Music Festival, September 2, 2017! 


HBC members rafted up for the weekend for the past few years enjoying great music, drink, food and of course comraderie.


This event, held each Labor Day weekend is the ONLY Music Festival in the WORLD held on top of a working lighthouse in the middle of the water!


The Lighthouse Musicfest was started in 2006 to increase awareness of the Huntington Lighthouse plight and to bring a unique FUNdraising event to the Long Island boating community.


Bands play from 11 am to dusk. Each hour a different band performs.


Festival T-shirts are sold by Pirates on dingys, so bring your $20 donation.


The festival is held annually on Labor Day weekend and attendance has grown to over 1,000 boats with over 10,000 attendees attending by yacht, boat, kayak, canoe, inner-tube, or any other mode of water transportation they find to reach the lighthouse! Boaters are drawn from New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island and New Jersey!!


Website for Musicfest:




Cruising to Musicfest!

Early Morning photo of the Huntington Lighthouse. The key to a good anchorage is to arrive early! Thank you Imagine for holding a spot for us!

Rafting up at Charles Island, Cleo, Brandywine, Enigma and Crocodile, grilling, swimming and hangin out.

"Cruising has two pleasures.
One is to go out in wider waters from a sheltered place. The other is to go into a sheltered place from wider waters." -Howard Bloomfield

HBC owns a mooring in Port Jefferson NY for use by members on a "first come-first served" basis. Bring a copy of the HBC permit when you use the mooring. Permit is printable from the "My HBC' section of the website or get a hard copy of the permit from the Launch Operators office. Up to two boats may raft together on the HBC mooring.