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New England Lighthouses: A Virtual Guide
Block Island Southeast 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.

Benson, Matthew. "Turned on: Block Island's Southeast Lighthouse -- New England's tallest and brightest -- moves off a perilous perch." Motor Boating and Sailing, June 1995.

Block Island Times, November 30, 1996. "Landmark decision for Southeast Light delayed."

Boston Globe. May 11, 1995. "Block Island Light Returning to Green."

Boston Globe, August 22, 1993. "Lighthouse relocation under way on island."

Brown, Arthur W. "Block Island." New England, February 1888.

Cassinelli, Ron. "Enough Money to Move Lighthouse." Providence Journal, October 24, 1991.

Contos, Tanya. How Block Island's Southeast Light Was Moved Back from the Bluffs. The Block Press, 1993.

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

Department of the Interior. Historic American Engineering Record, Block Island Southeast Light. HAER No. RI-27. 1988.

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

Dufresne, Bethe. "A Good Year for New England Lighthouse Lovers." New London Day, December 24, 2003.

Eisenstadt, Steven. "Goodby, Good Night, Good Lighthouse." Providence Journal, July 7, 1990.

Evanitsky, Olya. "Grant Helps Southeast Lighthouse Restoration Move Indoors." Block Island Times, January 3, 2004.

Formanek, Ray, Jr. "Lighthouse Will Be Safe, but it Might Not Shine Again." Block Island Times, August 16, 1993.

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.

Hanson, Edward C. "The Bluff Gets Closer and Closer and . . ." Providence Journal, November 8, 1959.

Historic American Engineering Record: Block Island Southeast Lighthouse. National Park Service / Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., 1988. Mary M. Thomas, Historian. Editors: Catherine C. Lavoie, Historian and Richard K. Anderson, Jr., Architect.

Iowa City Press Citizen, February 11, 1939. "Gasoline Fire is Threat to Grounded Ship."

Jack, Pippa. "SE Lighthouse Restoration to Begin Next Month." Block Island Times, June 7, 2003.

Kennebec Journal, March 20, 1905. "Wrecked."

Kinsgbury, Read. "Transformation Near for Southeast Lighthouse." Block Island Times, July 29, 2000.

Liberman, Ellen. "Rhode Island Lighthouse Relocation Under Way on Island." Boston Globe, August 22, 1993.

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.

Longo, Mildred Santille. Picture Postcard Views of Rhode Island Lighthouses and Beacons. Rhode Island Publications Society, 1990.

Lord, Peter. "Lighthouse Begins Trek to Safety." Providence Journal, August 14, 1993.

Lord, Peter. "Lighthouse Move Rolls On." Providence Journal, July 25, 1993.

Lord, Peter. "Saving Block Island, part 3: Rescue Mission." Providence Journal, June 7, 2005.

Lord, Peter. "Southeast Lighthouse Safely Relocated." Providence Journal, date unknown.

Matteucci, Megan. "Towering Repair Job." Providence Journal, August 31, 2003.

Morin, Stephen P. "The Loneliness of an Island Lighthouse Keeper." Providence Journal, April 18, 1976.

National Historic Landmark Study by Andrea E. Reynolds, Southeast Lighthouse Foundation. Designated September 25, 1997.

New York Times, April 27, 1938. "Freighter Aground on Block Island Tip."

Newport Daily News, July 10, 1952. "Earl A. Rose, 65, Dies; Retired Island Light Keeper."

News-Journal (Mansfield, Ohio), September 26, 1941. "Saves Crew."

Providence Journal, November 13, 1989. "Tower Signals Retirement of Lighthouse."

Providence Journal, November 23, 1989. "Block Island's Southeast Light Subject of Coast Guard Study."

Providence Journal, September 17, 1991. "Block Island Gets Time to Aid Lighthouse."

Providence Journal, August 31, 1993. "Block I. Lighthouse Finishes Move Inland from Eroding Bluffs."

Rathbun, Capt. Benjamin F. Capsule Histories of Some Local Islands and Lighthouses in the Eastern Part of Long Island Sound. Niantic, CT: Presley Printing, 1996.

Reynolds, Andrea. Block Island Southeast Lighthouse-National Historic Landmark Study. Southeast Lighthouse Foundation, 1997.

Ritchie, Ethel Colt. Block Island Lore and Legends. North Haven, CT: Van Dyck/Columbia Printimg Company, 1995.

Smith, Martha. "The Rescued Light." Providence Journal, August 21, 1994.

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers news release, March 31, 1993. "Groundbreaking Ceremony to Mark Start of Historic Relocation of Block Island's Southeast Lighthouse."

Westerly Sun, August 28, 1994. "Block Island Lighthouse Beacon Relit."

Wheeler, Robert L. "Southern Sentinel." Providence Journal, June 2, 1946.

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