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WARWICK LIGHT

State: RHODE ISLAND
Location: WARWICK NECK / NARRAGANSETT BAY
Nearest City: WARWICK
County: KENT
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1827


Warwick Light
Photo by Jeremy D'Entremont
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1932
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1985
  • Foundation Materials: REINFORCED CONCRETE (1939)
  • Construction Materials: CAST IRON
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: CYLINDRICAL W/OCTAGONAL LANTERN & BASE
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 51
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1856
  • Present Optic: 250 MM
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1985
  • Height of Focal Plane: 66
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? YES, 1939
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date:
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
  • Fog Signal Type: HORN/ORIG. BELL THEN SIREN
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1889
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: VICTORIAN
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures: GARAGE, STORAGE BUILDING

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION / COAST GUARD HOUSING IN KEEPERS

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #88000268
Name of Listing: WARWICK ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE (LIGHTHOUSES OF RHODE ISLAND TR)
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
TOWER MOVED BACK FROM ERODED BASE IN 1939



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