Whale Rock Light
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|Year first constructed||1882|
|Year first lit||1882|
|Deactivated||Destroyed in Hurricane of 1938|
|Markings / pattern||White with black lantern|
|Original lens||Fourth order Fresnel lens|
|USCG number||1-19090 |
The rock is now marked by Whale Rock Lighted Gong Buoy 3.
The lighthouse was built on the rock in 1882.
It was destroyed in the New England hurricane of 1938 when it was dislodged from its foundation, killing keeper Walter Eberle.
- "Historic Light Station Information and Photography: Rhode Island". United States Coast Guard Historian's Office.
- Rowlett, Russ (2009-10-03). "Lighthouses of Rhode Island". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
- Light List, Volume I, Atlantic Coast, St. Croix River, Maine to Shrewsbury River, New Jersey (PDF). Light List. United States Coast Guard. 2013. p. 177.