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Name: Fuller Rock Light   Map it!

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

Location: Providence River.

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This lighthouse was was virtually a twin of the light at Sassafras Point about a mile away on the other side of the river. A single keeper was assigned to both lights. New acetylene tanks were being installed at Fuller Rock in February 1923, when a tank exploded, injuring five workers and completely destroying the light. A skeleton tower was soon erected in its place.

Tower Height: 17

Height of Focal Plane: 28

Characteristic and Range: Originally fixed red, visible for 7.5 nautical miles; by 1918 it had changed to Occulting red 2 seconds (flash 1s, eclipse 1s), visible for 5 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White, hexagonal wooden tower with a black lantern, on a granite foundation

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1872

Date Deactivated: 1923

Optics: 1872: Sixth order Fresnel lens.

Current Use: Destroyed.

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Keepers: Lorenzo Clarke (1872-1873); Samuel Heard (1873-1882), Edward Hoxsie (1882), William Dunwell (1882-1886); Patrick Fitzpatrick (1886), John Mullen (1886-1911)

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