Rose Island Lighthouse
Newport, Rhode Island
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Location: North of Newport Harbor, Narragansett Bay
Coordinates: 41 29 44 N 71 20 34 W
Previous lighthouse: Musselbed Shoals Light
Next lighthouse: Newport Harbor Light
Private aid to navigation. Managed by: Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation
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
Construction materials: Wood with masonry foundation
Other buildings still standing: 1912 brick oil house, fog signal building
Previous optics: Sixth-order Fresnel lens (1870), later fourth-order Fresnel lens
2013: Replica (acrylic) sixth-order Fresnel lens, created by Artworks-Florida (below).
Focal plane: 48 feet.
Characteristic: Flashing white every 6 seconds.
Lighthouses with overnight accommodations