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Sakonnet Point postcard face - click to enlarge

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Sakonnet Point

State: RI
Year established: 1884
Latitude: 41 deg 27 min 12 sec N
Longitude: 71 deg 12 min 12 sec W
Height above sea level: 70 feet

Original construction:
66-foot white conical tower, on brown cylindrical pier

discontinued in 1955; relit in 1997

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. 12-15