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Name: Newport Harbor Light   Map it!

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Also known as: Goat Island Light

Nearest Town or City:
Newport, Rhode Island, United States

Location: Goat Island, entrance to Newport Harbor.

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Tower Height: 35

Height of Focal Plane: 33

Characteristic and Range: Fixed green.

Description of Tower: White, octagonal granite tower with black cast-iron lantern.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?

Earlier Towers?
1824: 30-foot granite tower (moved to Prudence Island in 1851).

Date Established: 1824 (1/1/1824)

Date Present Tower Built: 1842

Date Automated: 1963

Optics: 1857: Fourth order Fresnel lens; now 250 mm.

Fog Signal: 1873: Fog bell and striking machinery.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

South on RI 114 in Newport: Turn right at Admiral Kalbfus Road. Then turn left at Third Street, then right at Sycamore Street (one way). Turn left at Washington Street, then turn right at the Goat Island Connector. Park at the Hyatt Hotel. The grounds of the lighthouse are accessible by passing through the lobby of the hotel.

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Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Keepers: Samuel Watson (1824-1841); Caleb C. Mumford (1841-1845); Henry Oman (1845-1849); Pardon Stevens (1849-1853); John Case (1853-1863); John Heath (1863-1868); Mary Ann Heath (1868-1873); Henry Crawford (1873-1883), Lydia Crawford (assistant 1878-1883); Charles Schoeneman (1883-1921)

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