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Hog Island Shoal Light
Near Portsmouth, Rhode Island
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Hog Island Shoal Light
Jeremy D'Entremont
Location: Narragansett Bay, west of entrance to Mount Hope Bay
Nearest town: Portsmouth
41 37 56 N
71 16 24 W
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Accessibility: This lighthouse is not open to the public and is best seen by boat.
The
Prudence Island ferry from Bristol passes fairly close by.
Station established: 1886 (lightship)
Present lighthouse built: 1901; Automated: 1964
Construction material: Cast iron
Height of tower: 60 feet; Height of focal plane: 54 feet
Original optic: Fifth order Fresnel; Present optic: 250 mm
lens
Characteristic: Three seconds white alternating with three seconds darkness
Fog signal: Two blasts every 30 seconds
The structure is privately owned; the light is an active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation
Related sites
Town of Portsmouth
Previous lighthouse: Bristol Ferry Light
Next lighthouse: Prudence Island Light
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