Conimicut Light

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Conimicut Lighthouse
Conimicut Light in Narragansett Bay in Warwick Rhode Island.jpg
Conimicut Light in ca. 1905
Conimicut Light is located in Rhode Island
Conimicut Light
Conimicut Light is located in the US
Conimicut Light
Location Warwick, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°43′1″N 71°20′45″W / 41.71694°N 71.34583°W / 41.71694; -71.34583Coordinates: 41°43′1″N 71°20′45″W / 41.71694°N 71.34583°W / 41.71694; -71.34583
Built 1883
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Other
MPS Lighthouses of Rhode Island TR
NRHP Reference # 88000269 [1]
Added to NRHP March 30, 1988

Conimicut Light, built in 1883, is a historic sparkplug lighthouse in Warwick, Rhode Island. The lighthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988. The lighthouse is said to be in "relatively good condition."[2]

The lighthouse was built in 1883 using pneumatic caisson engineering. The light replaced an earlier 1868 light. Conimicut Lighthouse was automated in the 1960s and was one of the last acetylene gas powered lights to switch to electricity. The City of Warwick acquired the light in 2004. Initially the city planned to restore the lighthouse, but a federal grant for this purpose failed to come through. Subsequently, the city is considering various plans, including leasing it to a tourism company to be converted into a bed-and-breakfast inn.[3]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Polichetti, Barbara (2 June 2014). "Plan to turn Conimicut Point Lighthouse into B&B put on hold". Providence Journal. pp. A7. Retrieved 2 June 2014. It [the Conimicut light] is still in relatively good condition. 
  3. ^ Polichetti, Barbara (2 June 2014). "Plan to turn Conimicut Point Lighthouse into B&B put on hold". Providence Journal. pp. A7. Retrieved 2 June 2014. A proposal to lease the Conimicut Point Lighthouse to a private company that would restore it and open it as an inn has been put on hold. 

References and links[edit]

  • Lighthouse pics and info
  • America’s Atlantic Coast Lighthouses, Kenneth Kochel, 1996
  • Northeast Lights: Lighthouses and Lightships, Rhode Island to Cape May, New Jersey, Robert Bachand, 1989.

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