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ROSE ISLAND LIGHT

State: RHODE ISLAND
Location: NORTH OF NEWPORT HARBOR
Nearest City: NEWPORT
County: NEWPORT
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1870


Rose Island Light
Photo courtesy of Ted Smith, 2002
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1870
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: 1971-1992
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials: MASONRY
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE TOWER ON DWELLING
  • Shape: OCTAGONAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 35
  • Original Optic: SIXTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1870
  • Present Optic: MODERN NAVIGATION LIGHT
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1993
  • Height of Focal Plane: 48
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1912
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Architectural Style:
  • Fog Signal Type: REED HORN/BELL IN A-FRAME (1885)
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1870
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: SECOND EMPIRE REVIVAL
  • Construction Materials: WOOD FRAME
Other Structures: BRICK OIL HOUSE (CA. 1912), FRAME PUBLIC BUILDING (1992)

Current Use: MUSEUM/GUEST HOUSE/PRIVATE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: CITY OF NEWPORT/ROSE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE FOUNDATION

Open to the Public? YES (Go to Lighthouses to Visit for access information)

Web Site: Link

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #87000033
Name of Listing: ROSE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE (LIGHTHOUSES OF RHODE ISLAND TR)
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1986

Miscellaneous:
REPLACED BY LIGHTS ON NEWPORT BRIDGE IN 1971; REHABILITATED TO 1912-1920 CONDITION FROM 1989-1992, RELIT 1993



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