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CASTLE HILL LIGHT

State: RHODE ISLAND
Location: NARRAGANSETT BAY EAST PASSAGE
Nearest City: NEWPORT
County: NEWPORT
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1890


Castle Hill Light
Photo courtesy of Ted Smith, 2002
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1890
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1957
  • Foundation Materials: GRANITE BLOCKS
  • Construction Materials: GRANITE BLOCKS
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE TOP/GRANITE BOTTOM/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 34
  • Original Optic: FIFTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1890
  • Present Optic: 300 MM
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 40
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
  • Fog Signal Type: HORN/ORIG. BELL
Existing Keepers Quarters? NO (DESTROYED 1938)

Other Structures: NONE

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #88000277
Name of Listing: CASTLE HILL LIGHTHOUSE (LIGHTHOUSES OF RHODE ISLAND TR)
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
WOODEN STEPS TO LIGHT REBUILT IN 1992



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