Sabin Point Lighthouse

State: Rhode Island

Location: Providence River

First Light: November 4, 1872

Construction Material: Granite (1st Floor); Wood (2nd Floor)

Lighthouse Style: Second Empire, with Mansard Roof (Grey Slate)

Tower Height: 40 feet from Granite Pier, 48 feet above water                           

House Size: 28 feet by 28 feet

Granite Pier: 32 feet by 32 feet 

Discontinued: 1968

Original Lens: 6th Order Fresnel Lens, Upgraded to a 4th Order Fresnel 
                         Lens in 1935

Current Optic: None

Lens Characteristic: Fixed White: 1872 - 1900
                                  Fixed Red: 1900 - 1968 (Does NOT Flash)

Fog Signal: CurrentlyNone

                       Past: Fog bell: One strike every 9 seconds; 160 pound bell 
                       c.1900 - 1938 (Lost In Hurricane of ‘38) (Replaced) -1968

Status: Lighthouse no longer exists
- Burned on the 4th of July by the EP fire department in 1968
- The Sabin Point Daymarker was placed after the lighthouse was removed,    close to where the lighthouse once stood.

Other: 

  • Received electricity in 1956, via underwater cable from the Pomham Rocks lighthouse
  • 4,215 gallon cistern
  • Orginally shown a fixed white light; changed to fixed red when fog bell was added
  • Boat landing built of granite was connected to the pier.



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