Bristol Ferry Light

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Bristol Ferry Lighthouse
Bristol Ferry Lighthouse in Rhode Island.jpg
Bristol Ferry Light is located in Rhode Island
Bristol Ferry Light
Location Bristol, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°38′35″N 71°15′37″W / 41.64306°N 71.26028°W / 41.64306; -71.26028Coordinates: 41°38′35″N 71°15′37″W / 41.64306°N 71.26028°W / 41.64306; -71.26028
Built 1855
Architect Unknown
Architectural style No Style Listed
MPS Lighthouses of Rhode Island TR
NRHP Reference # 87001696 [1]
Added to NRHP February 25, 1988
Bristol Ferry Light with the base of the Mount Hope Bridge on left

Bristol Ferry Light is a historic lighthouse in Bristol, Rhode Island, USA. It is located on the shores of Narragansett Bay at Bristol Point, the northern land point of Mount Hope Bay at the base of the Mount Hope Bridge.

The two-story square brick lighthouse was built in 1855, along with an attached 1-1/2 story brick keeper's house. Its use was discontinued in 1927 with the construction of the Mount Hope Bridge, and a replacement automated beacon across Ferry Road.[2] Prior to the construction of the bridge, a ferry operated between Bristol and Aquidneck Island, and the light assisted the ferry service. The Bristol Ferry Lighthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988, at which time it was a private residence.

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  1. ^ Staff (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Lighthouses of Rhode Island MPS (Bristol Ferry Light begins on PDF page 30)" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-07-05. 

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