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SAKONNET LIGHT

State: RHODE ISLAND
Location: LITTLE CORMORANT ROCK / SAKONNET RIVER
Nearest City: LITTLE COMPTON
County: NEWPORT
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1884


Sakonnet Light
1997 image courtesy of Friends of Sakonnet Lighthouse, Inc.
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1884
  • Is the Light Operational? YES (PRIVATE AID TO NAVIGATION)
  • Date Deactivated: 1955-1997
  • Automated: 1997
  • Foundation Materials: CONCRETE/IRON CAISSON ON ROCK
  • Construction Materials: CAST IRON W/BRICK LINING
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE ON BLACK BASE W/RED BAND AT TOP
  • Shape: CONICAL ON CYLINDRICAL BASE
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 66
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1884
  • Present Optic: SOLAR POWERED
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1997
  • Height of Focal Plane: 70
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: ORIGINAL FOURTH ORDER LENS AT SHORE VILLAGE MUSEUM, ROCKLAND, MAINE
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
  • Fog Signal Type: AIR DIAPHONE HORN
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1884
  • Number of Stories: 3
  • Architectural Style: INTEGRAL
  • Construction Materials: CAST IRON
Other Structures: CISTERN

Current Use: AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: FRIENDS OF SAKONNET LIGHTHOUSE, INC.

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #83000179
Name of Listing: SAKONNET LIGHT STATION (LIGHTHOUSES OF RHODE ISLAND TR)
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
LIGHT DAMAGED IN 1954 HURRICANE; RESTORED 1985; "RELIT" IN 1997



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