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DUTCH ISLAND LIGHT

State: RHODE ISLAND
Location: DUTCH ISLAND / NARRAGANSETT BAY
Nearest City: JAMESTOWN
County: NEWPORT
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1826


Dutch Island Light
Photo courtesy of Jeremy D'Entremont, May 2000
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1857
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1979
  • Automated: 1947
  • Foundation Materials: SURFACE ROCK
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: SQUARE/ORIG. ATTACHED TO DWELLING
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 42
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1857
  • Present Optic: REMOVED
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 56
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date:
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
  • Fog Signal Type: BELL
Existing Keepers Quarters? NO (DESTROYED 1960)
  • Year Constructed: 1857
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: GREEK REVIVAL ATTACHED
  • Construction Materials:
Other Structures: REMAINS OF CISTERN, CONCRETE STORAGE BUILDING (1916); DESTROYED: BOATHOUSE

Current Use: STATE PARK?

Owner/Manager: RHODE ISLAND DEPT. OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT (ISLAND) / U.S. COAST GUARD LEASE TO AMERICAN LIGHTHOUSE FOUNDATION (TOWER)

Open to the Public? YES (Go to Lighthouses to Visit for access information)

Web Site: LINK

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #87001701
Name of Listing: DUTCH ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE (RHODE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSES TR)
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1988

Miscellaneous:



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