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BLOCK ISLAND (SOUTHEAST) LIGHT

State: RHODE ISLAND
Location: MOHEGAN BLUFFS / BLOCK ISLAND
Nearest City: NEW SHOREHAM
County: WASHINGTON
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1875


Block Island (Southeast) Light
HAER photo #RI-27-1 prior to 1993
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1875
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: 1990-1994
  • Automated: 1990
  • Foundation Materials: GRANITE/CONCRETE/BRICK
  • Construction Materials: RED BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: NATURAL W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: OCTAGONAL PYRAMIDAL ATT TO DUPLEX
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 52
  • Original Optic: FIRST ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1875
  • Present Optic: FIRST ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1994
  • Height of Focal Plane: 258
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: FIRST ORDER ROTATING CLASSICAL LENS (1929) TO BE ON DISPLAY IN MUSEUM
  • Has Tower been Moved? YES, 1993
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO REMOVED 1989
  • Year Constructed: 1908
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Architectural Style: VICTORIAN
  • Fog Signal Type: HORN/ORIG. STEAM SIREN
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1873
  • Number of Stories: 2.5
  • Architectural Style: GOTHIC REVIVAL DUPLEX
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
Other Structures: STORAGE BUILDING, RADIOBEACON, GARAGE, MODERN BRICK RANCH HOUSE(1961); MODERN FOG SIGNAL (C. 1988); DESTROYED: CISTERNS, BOATHOUSE

Current Use: MUSEUM / ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: SOUTHEAST LIGHTHOUSE FOUNDATION W/USCG ACCESS TO OPTIC

Web Site:

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

NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #90001131
Name of Listing: BLOCK ISLAND SOUTH EAST LIGHT
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:



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