Hog Island Shoal Light
|Location||Portsmouth, Rhode Island|
|Year first constructed||1886|
|Year first lit||1901|
|Foundation||Cast iron & granite caisson|
|Tower shape||Sparkplug lighthouse|
|Markings / pattern||White conical tower on black cylindrical pier|
|Height||60 feet (18 m)|
|Focal height||54 feet (16 m)|
|Original lens||5th order Fresnel lens 1901|
|Current lens||9.8 inches (250 mm)|
|Range||12 nautical miles (22 km; 14 mi)|
|Characteristic||Isophase White, 6 seconds|
|Fog signal||Horn, 2 blasts every 30 seconds
VHF radio activated
Hog Island Shoal Lighthouse
Hog Island Shoal Lighthouse as seen from a boat
|Governing body||US Coast Guard|
|MPS||Lighthouses of Rhode Island TR|
|NRHP Reference #||88000282 |
|Added to NRHP||March 30, 1988|
Hog Island Shoal Light, built in 1901, is a sparkplug lighthouse on a shoal off of Hog Island, Rhode Island. It is located about 600 feet (180 m) southeast of the island, at the entrance to Mount Hope Bay. It stands on a circular concrete foundation set in about 10 feet (3.0 m) of water, and rising about 6 feet (1.8 m) above the water line. It was built to replace a light ship, and was the last light station formally established in the state. The lighthouse was automated in 1964. In 1988 it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. In 2006 the lighthouse was auctioned by the GSA as government surplus to a private buyer.
- Light List, Volume I, Atlantic Coast, St. Croix River, Maine to Shrewsbury River, New Jersey (PDF). Light List. United States Coast Guard. 2012. p. 171.
- "Historic Light Station Information and Photography: Rhode Island". United States Coast Guard Historian's Office.
- Rowlett, Russ (2012-10-31). "Lighthouses of Rhode Island". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23.
- "Lighthouses of Rhode Island MPS". Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-11-03.
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