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Sassafras Point postcard face - click to enlarge

Sassafras Point postcard obverse - click to enlarge

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Sassafras Point

State: RI
Year established: 1872
Latitude: 41 deg 48 min 0 sec N
Longitude: 71 deg 23 min 30 sec W
Height above sea level: 25 feet

Original construction:
White wooden hexagonal pyramid on granite pier; black lantern

discontinued and demolished in 1912 for channel widening

More information:
Bachand, Robert G.,Northeast Lights - Lighthouses and Lightships - Rhode Island to Cape May, NJ, (Norwalk, CT: Sea Sports Publications, 1989), pp. 32-34