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NAYATT POINT LIGHT

State: RHODE ISLAND
Location: NAYATT POINT / PROVIDENCE RIVER MOUTH
Nearest City: BARRINGTON
County: BRISTOL
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1828


Nayatt Point Light
Photo courtesy of Ted Smith, 2002
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1856
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1868
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials:
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK TRIM
  • Shape: SQUARE
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 25
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1863
  • Present Optic: REMOVED TO CONIMICUT LIGHT
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1868
  • Height of Focal Plane: 31
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1828
  • Description: OCTAGONAL BRICK TOWER WEST OF KEEPERS COTTAGE
  • Fate/Disposition: FOUNDATION AND WALLS DETERIORATED BADLY, REPLACED WITH TOWER FURTHER BACK
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES, MODIFIED 1856 AND 1890
  • Year Constructed: 1828
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: ATTACHED TO TOWER
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
Other Structures:

Current Use: PRIVATE RESIDENCE

Owner/Manager: PRIVATE OWNER

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #87001694
Name of Listing: NAYATT POINT LIGHTHOUSE (LIGHTHOUSES OF RHODE ISLAND TR)
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
REPLACED BY CONIMICUT LIGHT IN 1868, SOLD 1890



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