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Sakonnet Point Light
Little Compton, Rhode Island
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Location: Little Cormorant Rock, entrance to Sakonnet River
Nearest town: Little Compton
41 27 12 N
71 12 12 W
Accessibility: The lighthouse is not open to the public. It can be seen from the beach at Sakonnet Point.
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Station established: 1884; Present lighthouse built: 1884
Discontinued: 1955 ; Relighted: 1997
Construction material: Cast iron with brick lining
Height of tower: 66 feet; Height of focal plane: 70 feet
Original optic: Fourth-order Fresnel; Present optic: Plastic
Characteristic: Flashing white every six seconds with red sector (red from 195 to 350)
For more information contact:
Friends of Sakonnet Point Lighthouse
P.O. Box 154
Little Compton, RI 02837
Related Sites
Little Compton Historical Society
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