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Whale Rock postcard face - click to enlarge

Whale Rock postcard obverse - click to enlarge

Locate on NOAA nautical chart

Whale Rock

State: RI
Year established: 1882
Latitude: 41 deg 26 min 40 sec N
Longitude: 71 deg 25 min 25 sec W

Original construction:
White, conical tower on red, cylindrical pier; black lantern (1920 LL)

destroyed by hurricane of 1938

More information:
Bachand, Robert G.,Northeast Lights - Lighthouses and Lightships - Rhode Island to Cape May, NJ, (Norwalk, CT: Sea Sports Publications, 1989), pp. 71-74