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IDA LEWIS ROCK LIGHT (FORMERLY LIME ROCK)

State: RHODE ISLAND
Location: INNER NEWPORT HARBOR
Nearest City: NEWPORT
County: NEWPORT
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1854


Ida Lewis Rock Light
Photo by Jeremy D'Entremont
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1854
  • Is the Light Operational? YES (PRIVATE AID TO NAVIGATION)
  • Date Deactivated: 1927
  • Automated: 1927
  • Foundation Materials:
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: SQUARE ATTACHED TO SIDE OF BUILDING
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 13
  • Original Optic: SIXTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1854
  • Present Optic: REMOVED
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1927
  • Height of Focal Plane: 30
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: MUSEUM OF NEWPORT HISTORY
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1856
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: GREEK REVIVAL (ATTACHED)
  • Construction Materials: GRANITE/BRICK
Other Structures:

Current Use: YACHT CLUB - PRIVATE AID

Owner/Manager: PRIVATE OWNER

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #87001700
Name of Listing: IDA LEWIS ROCK LIGHTHOUSE (LIGHTHOUSES OF RHODE ISLAND TR)
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
NAMED FOR IDA LEWIS, FAMOUS KEEPER FOR 35 YEARS; STATION DEACTIVATED 1963, NOW A PRIVATE AID -- ELECTRIC LANTERN IN THE ORIGINAL TOWER LIT NIGHTLY FROM MID-MAY TO MID-OCTOBER



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