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PRUDENCE ISLAND (SANDY POINT) LIGHT

State: RHODE ISLAND
Location: EAST SIDE SANDY POINT / NARRAGANSETT BAY
Nearest City: PORTSMOUTH
County: NEWPORT
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1852


Prudence Island (Sandy Point) Light
Photo courtesy of Ted Smith, 2002
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1824 (MOVED FROM GOAT ISLAND IN NEWPORT HARBOR IN 1851)
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1961
  • Foundation Materials: NATURAL/EMPLACED
  • Construction Materials: GRANITE BLOCKS
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE TOWER W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: OCTAGONAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 30
  • Original Optic: FIFTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1852
  • Present Optic: 250 MM
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 28
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? YES, 1851
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
  • Fog Signal Type: NONE/ORIG. BELL, HORN
Existing Keepers Quarters? NO (DESTROYED 1938)
  • Year Constructed:
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style:
  • Construction Materials:
Other Structures: DESTROYED: ELEVATED WALKWAY, OIL HOUSE, SHED, BARN, BOATHOUSE

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #88000270
Name of Listing: PRUDENCE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE (LIGHTHOUSES OF RHODE ISLAND TR)
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
RARE BIRDCAGE LANTERN; ELECTRIFIED 1939



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