Rose Island Lighthouse
Newport, Rhode Island
Location: North of Newport Harbor, Narragansett Bay
Coordinates: 41 29 44 N 71 20 34 W
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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 buildingPrevious optics: Sixth-order Fresnel lens (1870), later fourth-order Fresnel lens
2013: Replica (acrylic) fourth-order Fresnel lens
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