A chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation

Working to save a Narragansett Bay treasure

Jamestown Press: Dutch Island lighthouse shines for mariners (11/21/07)

"A Whole New Light!" Click here to read about the completed restoration and dedication (11/18/07)

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PO Box 435

Saunderstown, Rhode Island 02874

Email: CakeSafe@gmail.com

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Dutch Island Lighthouse, in the west passage of Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay, is a 42-foot brick tower built in 1857. It was built to replace a lighthouse established in 1826.

The Dutch Island Lighthouse Society (DILS) was formed as a chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation. DILS is working for the complete restoration of this historic 1857 lighthouse, which is on the National Register of Historic Places and the Rhode Island State Inventory of Historic Places.

NOVEMBER 2007: RESTORATION IS COMPLETE! At a little after 7:00 p.m. on November 17, 2007, the lighthouse was relighted as an aid to navigation. Restoration has included interior and exterior repairs to the brick lighthouse tower, guano removal, replacement of floors and metalwork, and the repair of interior stairs. Graffiti and rust have been covered over, and the tower now has a white-colored stucco finish. Thanks to all who have helped!


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