Hog Island Shoal Light

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Hog Island Shoal Light is located in Rhode Island
Hog Island Shoal Light
LocationPortsmouth, Rhode Island
Coordinates41°37′56.3″N 71°16′23.6″W / 41.632306°N 71.273222°W / 41.632306; -71.273222Coordinates: 41°37′56.3″N 71°16′23.6″W / 41.632306°N 71.273222°W / 41.632306; -71.273222
Year first constructed1886
Year first lit1901
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FoundationCast iron & granite caisson
ConstructionCast iron
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Markings / patternWhite conical tower on black cylindrical pier
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Original lens5th order Fresnel lens 1901
Current lens9.8 inches (250 mm)
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Fog signalHorn, 2 blasts every 30 seconds
VHF radio activated
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Admiralty numberJ0570
ARLHS numberUSA-373
USCG number1-18145

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Hog Island Shoal Lighthouse
Hog Island Shoal Light in 2007.jpg
Hog Island Shoal Lighthouse as seen from a boat
Built1901
ArchitectUnknown
Architectural styleOther
MPSLighthouses of Rhode Island TR
NRHP reference #88000282 [4]
Added to NRHPMarch 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.[5] 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.

The light was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.[4]

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  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ "Historic Light Station Information and Photography: Rhode Island". United States Coast Guard Historian's Office.
  3. ^ Rowlett, Russ (2012-10-31). "Lighthouses of Rhode Island". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  4. ^ a b National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  5. ^ "Lighthouses of Rhode Island MPS" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-11-03.