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POINT JUDITH LIGHT

State: RHODE ISLAND
Location: WEST SIDE OF NARRAGANSETT BAY ENTRANCE
Nearest City: NARRAGANSETT
County: WASHINGTON
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1810


Point Judith Light
Photo courtesy of Ted Smith, 2002 -- Point Judith Lifeboat Station at left
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1857
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1954
  • Foundation Materials: GRANITE BLOCKS
  • Construction Materials: BROWNSTONE
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE LOWER/BROWN UPPER W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: OCTAGONAL CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 51
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1857
  • Present Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1857
  • Height of Focal Plane: 65
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: ORIGINAL LENS STILL IN OPERATION
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date:
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1923
  • Construction Materials: DRESSED STONE
  • Architectural Style:
  • Fog Signal Type: HORN/ORIG. DABOLL TRUMPET THEN SIREN
Existing Keepers Quarters? NO (DEMOLISHED 1954)
  • Year Constructed: 1857
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style:
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
Other Structures: BRICK OIL HOUSE (1917), RADIOBEACON BUILDING (1939); DESTROYED: ASST. KEEPERS (1874)

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD LEASE TO POINT JUDITH LIGHTHOUSE SOCIETY

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

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #88000279
Name of Listing: POINT JUDITH LIGHTHOUSE (LIGHTHOUSES OF RHODE ISLAND TR)
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
THIRD TOWER ON SITE; 1872 LIFESAVING STATION DESTROYED IN 1938; TOWER ORIGINALLY ATTACHED TO KEEPERS BY ENCLOSED WALKWAY



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