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Musselbed Shoals Light
(Mussel Shoals, Muscle Bed Shoals)
Near Portsmouth, Rhode Island
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This lighthouse no longer exists.
Location: In channel between Narragansett Bay and Mount Hope Bay
Nearest town: Portsmouth
41 38 12 N
71 15 36 W
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Station established: 1873; Rebuilt: 1879; Discontinued: 1938
Height of focal plane: 35 feet; Optic: Sixth-order Fresnel
Characteristic: Fixed red
Fog signal: Bell, sounding every 20 seconds
Replaced by automatic light (flashing red every 6 seconds) on skeleton tower

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