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Historic Lighthouses and Light Stations in Rhode Island


The year in parentheses refers to the year in which the light was first lit in the existing tower.


Cross-section drawing of lighthouse and attached keeper's house

Beavertail Light (1856)

Location: Conanicut Island/Narragansett Bay entrance


Block Island (North) Light (1867)

Location: Sandy Point/North end of Block Island


Block Island (Southeast) Light (1875)

Location: Mohegan Bluffs/Block Island


Bristol Ferry Light (1855)

Location: Strait between Mount Hope Bay and Narragansett Bay


Castle Hill Light (1890)

Location: Narragansett Bay east passage


Conanicut Island Light (Old) (1886)

Location: North end of Conanicut Island


Conimicut Shoal Light (1883)

Location: Providence Harbor/Narragansett Bay


Dutch Island Light (1857)

Location: Dutch Island/Narragansett Bay


Hog Island Shoal Light (1901)

Location: East passage of Narragansett Bay


Ida Lewis Rock Light (formerly Lime Rock) (1854)

Location: Inner Newport Harbor


Nayatt Point Light (1856)

Location: Nayatt Point/Providence River mouth


Newport Harbor (Goat Island) Light (1842)

Location: Goat Island/Newport Harbor entrance


Plum Beach Light (1899)

Location: West Passage/Narragansett Bay


Point Judith Light (1857)

Location: West side of Narragansett Bay entrance


Pomham Rocks Light (Old) (1871)

Location: Providence River


Poplar Point Light (1831)

Location: Wickford Harbor


Prudence Island (Sandy Point) Light (1824)

Location: East side of Sandy Point/Narragansett Bay


Rose Island Light (1870)

Location: North of Newport Harbor


Sakonnet Light (1884)

Location: Little Cormorant Rock/Sakonnet River


Warwick Light (1932)

Location: Warwick Neck/Narragansett Bay


Watch Hill Light (1857)

Location: Fishers Island Sound east approach


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