Pomham Rocks Lighthouse
East Providence, Rhode Island
Location: East side of Providence River
Coordinates: 41 46 39 N 71 22 10 W
Original optic: Sixth-order Fresnel lens Present optic: VLB-44 (LED) (below, courtesy of Alex Dias/Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse)
Owned by American Lighthouse Foundation. A chapter of the foundation, Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse, cares for the lighthouse.
Accessibility: The lighthouse can be seen (at a distance of about 1000 feet) from the East Bay Bike Path in East Providence, but note that trees along the path may have grown up to the extent that they block the view. It can also be seen (at a distance of about 2000 feet) from across the Providence River from the shore by the Save the Bay Center on the campus of Johnson and Wales University in Providence, RI.
Click here for information on occasional tours.
Station established: 1871
Present lighthouse built: 1871
Relighted on July 30, 2006
Construction material: Wood
Other buildings still standing: oil house
Height of tower: 40 feet
Height of focal plane: 54 feet
Characterisitic: Fixed red
Previous lighthouse: Sabin Point Light
Next lighthouse: Fuller Rock Light