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CONIMICUT SHOAL LIGHT

State: RHODE ISLAND
Location: PROVIDENCE RIVER MOUTH / NARRAGANSETT BAY
Nearest City: WARWICK
County: KENT
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1868


Conimcut Shoal Light
Photo courtesy of Ted Smith, 2002
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1883
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1966
  • Foundation Materials: CAST IRON/GRANITE CAISSON
  • Construction Materials: CAST IRON
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 58
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1868
  • Present Optic: 250 MM
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 55
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1868
  • Description: GRANITE TOWER
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
  • Fog Signal Type: HORN/ORIG. BELL
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1883
  • Number of Stories: 3
  • Architectural Style: SPARK PLUG INTEGRAL
  • Construction Materials: CAST IRON
Other Structures: NONE

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: CITY OF WARWICK

Open to the Public? NO

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #88000269
Name of Listing: CONIMICUT LIGHTHOUSE (LIGHTHOUSES OF RHODE ISLAND TR)
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
USED KEEPERS AT NAYATT POINT UNTIL 1890; TRANSFERRED TO THE CITY OF WARWICK IN 2004 UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE NATIONAL HISTORIC LIGHTHOUSE PRESERVATION ACT.



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