Wickford Harbor Light

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Wickford Harbor Light
Wickford Harbor Light RI.JPG
Wickford Harbor Light is located in Rhode Island
Wickford Harbor Light
Location Wickford, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°34′24.37″N 71°26′10.20″W / 41.5734361°N 71.4361667°W / 41.5734361; -71.4361667Coordinates: 41°34′24.37″N 71°26′10.20″W / 41.5734361°N 71.4361667°W / 41.5734361; -71.4361667
Year first constructed 1882
Year first lit 1930 (current skeleton tower)
Tower shape Original: square tower and attached dwelling
Current: skeleton tower
Markings / pattern Original: white on red iron pier, lantern, black
Current: SG daymark on black tower
Focal height 42 feet (13 m)
Original lens 5th order Fresnel lens
Range 6 nautical miles (11 km; 6.9 mi)
Characteristic Fixed white
Fog signal Bell, every 20s
Current: none
Admiralty number J0610
ARLHS number USA-891
USCG number

1-19135 [1] [2]


Wickford Harbor Light, now officially Wickford Harbor Light 1, was built in 1882 as a square wood tower attached to a 1 12-story keeper's dwelling on Old Gay Rock on the south side of the entrance to Wickford Harbor on the west side of Narragansett Bay. It was deactivated and torn down in 1930 and replaced with the current black steel skeleton tower.