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Rose Island Light
Newport, Rhode Island
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Location: North of Newport Harbor; Nearest city: Newport
41 29 44 N
71 20 34 W
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Accessibility: Rose Island is accessible by ferry from Newport or Jamestown. Check the website of the Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation for directions and information on tours and overnight stays.
Station established: 1870; Present lighthouse built: 1870
Deactivated: 1971; Relighted 1993
Construction materials: Wood with masonry foundation
Tower height: 35 feet; Height of focal plane: 48 feet; Original optic: Sixth-order Fresnel
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Characteristic: Flashing white every six seconds
Other buildings still standing: 1912 brick oil house, fog signal building
Private aid to navigation/guest house. Managed by:
Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation
P.O. Box 1419
Newport, RI 02840-0997
(401) 847-4242
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