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Rhode Island Lighthouses

Picture of Block Island Southeast Lighthouse, Block Island, RI

Block Island Southeast Lighthouse

There are over 20 lighthouses dotting the coastline of the “Ocean State” aiding maritime navigation. The oldest of these, Beavertail Light, also happens to be the third oldest lighthouse station in the New England and the fourth oldest in the United States. The oldest original lighthouse building is the Poplar Point Light, which also happens to be inactive, one of four inactive lighthouses on the Rhode Island coast.

The tallest lighthouse in the state is the Sakonnet Light standing at 66 feet tall. The shortest is the Lime Rock / Ida Lewis Light at only 13 feet.

Rhode Island has lighthouses that blink green, red, and white, and one that blinks white with a red sector (Sakonnet Light), and another that alternates white and red (Watch Hill Light).

Lighthouses of the Rhode Island Coast

Following are the lighthouses along the coast of Rhode Island:

Photo credits: The picture of Block Island Southeast Lighthouse is from the Wikimedia Commons. It is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

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