Jamestown, Rhode Island
Location: Southern end of Conanicut Island, Narragansett Bay
Coordinates: 41 26 58 N 71 23 59 W
Active aid to navigation. Managing organization:
Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association
Accessibility: The lighthouse is located in Beavertail State Park at the end of Beavertail Road, at the southern tip of Conanicut Island. There is free parking. The grounds are open to the public, and there is a museum in the keepers' houses.
The tower is sometimes opened to the public during scheduled open houses. Click here for the schedule.
Station established: 1749
Present lighthouse built: 1856
Construction material: Granite
Height of tower: 45 feet
Height of focal plane: 64 feet
Other buildings still standing: 1856 keeper's house, 1898 assistant keeper's house, oil house, storage building, garage
Earlier optic: Third-order Fresnel lens (1856)
Present optic: DCB 24 (video above)
Characteristic: Flashing white every six seconds