Dutch Island Lighthouse
Jamestown, Rhode Island
Location: Southern end of Dutch Island, west passage of Narragansett Bay, about midway between Jamestown and Saunderstown (North Kingstown)
Coordinates: 41 29 48 N 71 24 16 W
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Active aid to navigation. Managing organization: Dutch Island Lighthouse Society
Accessibility: The lighthouse is not open to the public and is best seen by boat.
Station established: 1827
Present lighthouse built: 1857
Construction material: Brick
Height of tower: 42 feet
Height of focal plane: 56 feet
Earlier optic: Fourth-order Fresnel lens (1857)
Present optic: LED
Characteristic: Red light; two seconds on, four seconds off
Other buildings still standing: Small concrete storage building, remains of cistern.
Previous lighthouse: Beavertail Light
Next lighthouse: Gull Rocks Light
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