Warwick Light

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Warwick Light
Warwick Neck Lighthouse 2007.jpg
Warwick Light is located in Rhode Island
Warwick Light
Location Warwick, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°40′1.8″N 71°22′41.9″W / 41.667167°N 71.378306°W / 41.667167; -71.378306Coordinates: 41°40′1.8″N 71°22′41.9″W / 41.667167°N 71.378306°W / 41.667167; -71.378306
Year first constructed 1827
Year first lit 1932
Automated 1985
Foundation Reinforced concrete
Construction Cast Iron
Tower shape Cylindrical with octagonal lantern and base
Markings / pattern White with black lantern
Focal height 66 feet (20 m)
Original lens Fourth order Fresnel lens
Current lens 9.8 inches (250 mm) (1985)
Range 12 nautical miles (22 km; 14 mi)
Characteristic Occulting Green 4 seconds
Operates 24 hours
Fog signal Horn, 1 every 15 sec
Admiralty number J0608
ARLHS number USA-871
USCG number

1-19345 [1] [2] [3]

Warwick Lighthouse
Warwick Lighthouse in Rhode Island.jpg
Built 1899
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Stick/Eastlake
MPS Lighthouses of Rhode Island TR
NRHP Reference # 88000268 [4]
Added to NRHP March 30, 1988

Warwick Light, also known as Warwick Lighthouse, is an historic lighthouse in Warwick, Rhode Island.


The first light on the site was built in 1827. The current structure at Warwick Neck was built on the site in 1932. In 1985, the light was the last Rhode Island lighthouse automated. The light was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988 as Warwick Lighthouse.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Historic Light Station Information and Photography: Rhode Island". United States Coast Guard Historian's Office. 
  2. ^ Light List, Volume I, Atlantic Coast, St. Croix River, Maine to Shrewsbury River, New Jersey (PDF). Light List. United States Coast Guard. 2013. p. 179. 
  3. ^ Rowlett, Russ (2013-03-20). "Lighthouses of Rhode Island". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 
  4. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 

Further reading[edit]

  • America's Atlantic Coast Lighthouse, Kenneth Kochel, 1996.
  • Northeast Lights: Lighthouses and Lightships, Rhode Island to Cape May, New Jersey, Robert Bachand, 1989.
  • The Keeper's Log, Spring 1986.