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BRISTOL FERRY LIGHT

State: RHODE ISLAND
Location: STRAIT BETWEEN MOUNT HOPE AND NARRAGANSETT BAYS
Nearest City: BRISTOL
County: BRISTOL
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1846


Bristol Ferry Light
Photo courtesy of Ted Smith, 2002
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1855
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1927
  • Automated: 1928
  • Foundation Materials:
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE
  • Shape: SQUARE WITH FAUX LANTERN
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 34
  • Original Optic: SIXTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1855
  • Present Optic: REMOVED
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 35
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1846
  • Description: LIGHTSHIP MARKED SITE 1846-1855
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1855
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: FEDERAL REVIVAL
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
Other Structures: BRICK OIL HOUSE (1904)

Current Use: PRIVATE RESIDENCE

Owner/Manager: PRIVATE OWNER

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #87001696
Name of Listing: BRISTOL FERRY LIGHT (LIGHTHOUSES OF RHODE ISLAND TR)
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
MARKED BY PRIVATE LIGHTSHIP 1846-1855; REPLACED BY 30-FOOT SKELETON TOWER W/ACETYLENE LIGHT IN 1927 WHICH WAS DISCONTINUED & REMOVED IN 1930 WITH THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE MOUNT HOPE BRIDGE



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