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Rose Island postcard face - click to enlarge

Rose Island postcard obverse - click to enlarge

Locate on NOAA nautical chart

Rose Island

State: RI
Year established: 1870
Latitude: 41 deg 29 min 43 sec N
Longitude: 71 deg 20 min 33 sec W
Height above sea level: 48 feet

Original construction:
35-foot wooden tower with black lantern on white dwelling, with Mansard roof

deactivated 1971-1992, reactivated as guest house and private aid to navigation in 1993

Light characteristic:
flashing white every 6 seconds

More information:
Bachand, Robert G.,Northeast Lights - Lighthouses and Lightships - Rhode Island to Cape May, NJ, (Norwalk, CT: Sea Sports Publications, 1989), pp. 53-55
Holland Jr., F. Ross, Great American Lighthouses, National Historic Trust Guide, (Washington, DC: The Preservation Press, 1989), p. 127