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WATCH HILL LIGHT

State: RHODE ISLAND
Location: FISHERS ISLAND SOUND EAST APPROACH
Nearest City: WATCH HILL
County: WASHINGTON
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1808


Watch Hill Light
Photo courtesy of Ted Smith, 2002
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1857
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1986
  • Foundation Materials: GRANITE BLOCKS
  • Construction Materials: GRANITE W/BRICK INTERIOR
  • Markings/Patterns: NATURAL W/WHITE LANTERN AND RED ROOF
  • Shape: SQUARE
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 45
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1857
  • Present Optic: FRB-300 MM
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 61
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date:
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1986
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Architectural Style: 1 STORY BRICK
  • Fog Signal Type: HORN
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1857
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: WHITE W/RED TRIM
  • Construction Materials: BRICK W/WOOD ADDITION
Other Structures: OIL HOUSE, GARAGE, RADIOBEACON

Current Use: AID TO NAVIGATION/MUSEUM IN OIL HOUSE

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD LEASE TO WATCH HILL IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION

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

Web Site:

National Register Status: PART OF LISTING; Reference #85001948
Name of Listing: WATCH HILL HISTORIC DISTRICT
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1986

Miscellaneous:



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