Coastal Perspectives Lecture – Feb 21, 2023

an image of Greens Ledge LighthousePreserving Our Maritime History: The Epic Restoration and Bright Future of Greens Ledge Light

Tim Pettee, Founder and President, Greens Ledge Light Preservation Society Inc.


Tim is the founder and President of Greens Ledge Lighthouse Preservation Society. With initial funding from Tim and the Pettee family, The Greens Ledge Preservation Society bought and led the renovation of the 120-year old Greens Ledge Light located one mile offshore in Long Island Sound west of the Norwalk Islands. The 5-year, $2 million restoration was completed in summer 2022. Join us as Tim explores the history of Greens Ledge Light, one of many offshore sparkplug lighthouses in the Northeast US and shares the bold plans for the next 100 years of the lighthouse.


Tim Pettee is a member of the Board of Trustees of The Maritime Aquarium of Norwalk where he is chairman of the Finance Committee. And Tim is on the board of the Stamford Light Preservation Society, which is seeking to purchase and restore Stamford Light.

Professionally Tim is Chief Investment Officer of Pettee Investors Inc., a family run, SEC registered investment advisor. He is an Independent Trustee of the Victory Funds. He has held investment management positions with SunAmerica Asset Management, Schroders Investment Management and Alliance Capital Management.

Tim is a graduate of Boston University where he earned a B.A. in Economics. He lives in Rowayton CT with his wife Sheila. They have four grown children, two sons and two daughters.



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