Conimicut Shoals Lighthouse

State: Rhode Island

City: Warwick

Location: Providence River Approach

41 degrees,43’,01” North – 71 degrees,20’,42” West

First Light: November 1st,1868; lit from Nayatt Point with added dwelling in 1874 (destroyed by ice in 1875)

Construction Material: Granite

Second Light: 1883 (existing, current)

Lighthouse Style: Cast Iron tower with a cast iron/concrete caisson

Tower Height: 60 feet above mean tide

Focal Plane: 55”

House Size: Diameter, 18 feet at parapet 48 feet high

Electrified: 1960

Automated: 1963

Original Lens: 4th Order Fresnel Lens

Current Optic: 250 mm

Lens Characteristic: original, Fixed White with a red sector covering Conimicut Middle Ground

                                    Current; white flash every 2.5 seconds, red sector remains

Original Fog Signal: ? pound bell and Gamewell Bell Striker #4

Current Fog Signal:  Two blasts every 30 seconds (mariner activated via VHF radio)

Active Aid to Navigation: Yes!

Closed Public: Leased to the City of Warwick, RI


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