Block Island North Light

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Block Island North Light
undated USCG photograph
Block Island North Light is located in Rhode Island
Block Island North Light
Location New Shoreham, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°13′39″N 71°34′34″W / 41.22750°N 71.57611°W / 41.22750; -71.57611Coordinates: 41°13′39″N 71°34′34″W / 41.22750°N 71.57611°W / 41.22750; -71.57611
Built 1867
Architect Unknown
Architectural style No Style Listed
MPS Lighthouses of Rhode Island TR (AD)
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP May 23, 1974

Block Island North Light (Lighthouse), built in 1867, is a historic lighthouse on Block Island, Rhode Island (New Shoreham).


The first light on the site was built in 1829. The current structure at Sandy Point is the fourth lighthouse built on the site and was made of granite and iron in 1867. The light was deactivated in 1973 and United States Fish and Wildlife Service acquired the lighthouse. The lighthouse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[1] It became dilapidated and was sold to New Shoreham in 1984, and relighted in 1989. Also in 2008 the light underwent restoration, and it hasn't reopened yet. A wind generator and solar panels provide much of the power for the building.

Block Island North Light in 2012


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 

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