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New England Lighthouses: A Virtual Guide
Block Island North Light
Block Island, Rhode Island
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Bachand, Robert G. Northeast Lights: Lighthouses and Lightships, Rhode Island to Cape May, New Jersey. Norwalk, CT: Sea Sports Publications, 1989.

Benson, Frederick J. Research, Reflection and Recollections of Block Island. Westerly, RI: The Utterly Company, 1977.

Block Island Times, November 30, 1996. "Become Part of History - Put Your Name at North Light."

D'Entremont, Jeremy. The Lighthouses of Rhode Island. Beverly, MA: Commonwealth Editions, 2006.

Department of the Interior news release, November 13, 1984. "Historic North Lighthouse on Block Island to Become Town Property in Land Exchange with U.S. Fish and Wildlife."

Downie, Robert M. Block Island: The Sea. Block Island, RI: The Book Nook Press, 1998.

Downie, Robert M. "This Week in Block Island History." Block Island Times, November 15, 2003.

Evanitsky, Olya. "North Light Alternative Energy Project Faces Last Hurdle." Block Island Times, April 19, 2003.

Evanitsky, Olya. "North Light Repairs Cross First Hurdle." Block Island Times, June 14, 2003.

Evanitsky, Olya. "North Light Windmill Up and Spinning." Block Island Times, February 21, 2004.

Fleming, Arline A. "North Light Gets New Look, New Life." Lighthouse Digest, August 1993 (reprinted from the Providence Journal).

Frederiksen, R. C. "Dark Age Leaving Light." Providence Evening Bulletin, May 18, 1956.

Gaspar, Barbara. Mail correspondence, August 2005.

Gleason, Sarah C. Kindly Lights: A History of the Lighthouses of Southern New England. Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 1991.

Hamilton, Harlan. Lights and Legends: A Historical Guide to Lighthouses of Long Island Sound, Fishers Island Sound and Block Island Sound. Stamford, CT: Wescott Cove Publishing Company, 1987.

Jack, Pippa. "North Light Repairs Continue." Block Island Times, March 8, 2003.

The Keeper's Log, publication of the U.S. Lighthouse Society, Summer 1989.

Kingsbury, Read. "$640,000 Awarded to BI for its Lighthouses." Block Island Times, June 15, 2002.

Kingsbury, Read. "North Light Needs 'Major Work.'" Block Island Times, November 10, 2001.

Lindquist, Emily. "North Light Making Progress Toward Renovations." Block Island Times, April 18, 2005.

Livermore, S.T. History of Block Island. Originally published 1877; reproduced by the Block Island Committee of Republication for the Block Island Tercentenary Anniversary, 1961.

Mathers, Dan. "Weathered Tower." Offshore, March 2002.

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Providence Journal, February 7, 1973. "Block Island's North Light to be Given to the Town."

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U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office, Washington, D.C., clippings file.

Wright, Sarah Bird. Islands of the Northeastern United States and Canada. Atlanta, GA: Peachtree Publishers, LTD., 1990.

Jeremy D'Entremont. Do not reproduce any part of this site without permission of the author.

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