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Dutch Island Light
Near Jamestown and Saunderstown, Rhode Island
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Location: West passage of Narragansett Bay
Nearest town: Jamestown, Rhode Island
41 29 48 N
71 24 16 W
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Accessibility: The lighthouse is not open to the public and is best seen by boat.
Station established: 1827; Present lighthouse built: 1857; Discontinued: 1979
Relighted: 2007
Characteristic: Red light; two seconds on, four seconds off.
Construction material: Brick
Height of tower: 42 feet; Height of focal plane: 56 feet
Earlier optic: Fourth-order Fresnel (1857); Present optic: LED
Other buildings still standing: Small concrete storage building, remains of cistern.
Lighthouse is owned by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management.
Maintained by:
Dutch Island Lighthouse Society
A chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation
PO Box 435
Saunderstown, Rhode Island 02874
Previous lighthouse: Beavertail Light
Next lighthouse: Gull Rocks Light
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