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PLUM BEACH LIGHT

State: RHODE ISLAND
Location: WEST PASSAGE / NARRAGANSETT BAY
Nearest City: NORTH KINGSTOWN
County: WASHINGTON
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1897


Plum Beach Light
2005 photo by Kebby Kelly, US Coast Guard
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1899
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: 1941-2003
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials: SUB TYPE CAST IRON CAISSON
  • Construction Materials: CAST IRON/CONCRETE
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE AND RED ON BLACK BASE
  • Shape: "SPARK PLUG"/CONICAL ON CYL. BASE
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 53
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1899
  • Present Optic: BUOY BEACON
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 2003
  • Height of Focal Plane: 54
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: UNKNOWN
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
  • Fog Signal Type: BELL
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1899
  • Number of Stories: 5
  • Architectural Style: INTEGRAL
  • Construction Materials: CAST IRON
Other Structures: CISTERN IN BASEMENT OF STRUCTURE AND ASSISTANT KEEPERS QUARTERS ON ONE OF THE FLOORS

Current Use: PRIVATE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: FRIENDS OF PLUM BEACH LIGHTHOUSE, INC.

Open to the Public? NO

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #88000281
Name of Listing: PLUM BEACH LIGHTHOUSE (LIGHTHOUSES OF RHODE ISLAND TR)
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
SIGNIFICANT SUBMARINE TYPE CAISSON; BECAME OBSOLETE WITH CONSTRUCTION OF JAMESTOWN BRIDGE; LIGHTHOUSE WAS RESTORED IN 2003



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