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CONANICUT ISLAND LIGHT (OLD)

State: RHODE ISLAND
Location: NORTH END OF CONANICUT ISLAND
Nearest City: JAMESTOWN
County: NEWPORT
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1886


Conanicut Island Light (Old)
Photo courtesy of Ted Smith, 2002
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1886
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1933
  • Automated: 1933
  • Foundation Materials:
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
  • Markings/Patterns: RED W/WHITE TRIM
  • Shape: SQUARE WITHOUT LANTERN
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height:
  • Original Optic: FIFTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1891
  • Present Optic: REMOVED
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1933
  • Height of Focal Plane: 47
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? YES
  • Year Tower Constructed: 1933
  • Type: SKELETAL STEEL
  • Tower Height: 50
  • Height of Focal Plane: 60
Existing Sound Signal Building? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1907
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Architectural Style:
  • Fog Signal Type: SIREN/ORIG. BELL
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1886
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: RED FRAME GOTHIC REVIVAL
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures: BARN (1897), BRICK OIL HOUSE (1901)

Current Use: PRIVATE RESIDENCE

Owner/Manager: PRIVATE OWNER

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED Reference #87001698
Name of Listing: CONANICUT ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE (LIGHTHOUSES OF RHODE ISLAND TR)
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
NEW TOWER INACTIVE MID-1980S



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Last Modified: Tues, Mar 26 2002 10:10:02 am EDT
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