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Castle Hill Light
Newport, Rhode Island
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Castle Hill Light
 Jeremy D'Entremont
Location: East Passage of Narragansett Bay
Nearest city: Newport
41 27 44 N
71 21 47 W
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Accessibility: The lighthouse is not open but the grounds are adjacent to the Castle Hill Inn and Resort and are open to the public.
Station established: 1890
Present lighthouse built: 1890
Automated: 1957
Construction material: Granite
Height of tower: 34 feet; Height of focal plane: 40 feet
Original optic: Fifth order Fresnel; Present optic: 300 mm
Characteristic: Three seconds red alternating with three seconds darkness
Other buildings still standing: None
Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation
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