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Lime Rock Light
(Ida Lewis Yacht Club)
Newport, Rhode Island
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Ida Lewis Yacht Club
Jeremy D'Entremont
Location: Newport Harbor; Nearest city: Newport
41 28 39 N
71 19 34 W
 
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Accessibilty: The yacht club is not open to the general public on a regular basis. Best views are from the many harbor cruises in Newport.
Station established: 1854; Discontinued: 1927 (relighted later as a private aid)
Construction material: Stone; Height of tower: 13 feet; Height of focal plane: 30 feet
Earlier optic: Sixth-order Fresnel (now on display inside the Ida Lewis Yacht Club); Present optic: Lantern in original tower, lit May to October.
Building is now the Ida Lewis Yacht Club
Other buildings still standing: 1856 keeper's house
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