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HOG ISLAND SHOAL LIGHT

State: RHODE ISLAND
Location: EAST PASSAGE NARRAGANSETT BAY
Nearest City: PORTSMOUTH
County: BRISTOL
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1886


Hog Island Shoal Light
Photo courtesy of Ted Smith, 2002
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1901
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1964
  • Foundation Materials: CAST IRON/GRANITE CAISSON
  • Construction Materials: CAST IRON
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE TOWER ON BLACK BASE "SPARK PLUG"
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 60
  • Original Optic: FIFTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1901
  • Present Optic: 250 MM
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 54
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1886
  • Description: LIGHTSHIP
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
  • Fog Signal Type: HORN/ORIG. SIREN
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1901
  • Number of Stories:
  • Architectural Style: SPARK PLUG INTEGRAL
  • Construction Materials: CAST IRON
Other Structures: NONE

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #88000282
Name of Listing: HOG ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE (LIGHTHOUSES OF RHODE ISLAND TR)
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
STATION MARKED BY HOG ISLAND LIGHTSHIP NO. 12 1886-1901



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