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Wickford Harbor postcard face - click to enlarge

Wickford Harbor postcard obverse - click to enlarge

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Wickford Harbor

State: RI
Year established: 1882
Latitude: 41 deg 34 min 21 sec N
Longitude: 71 deg 26 min 13 sec W

Original construction:
White, square wooden tower and attached dwelling on a red iron pier.

demolished in 1930, replaced by an automatic beacon

More information:
Bachand, Robert G.,Northeast Lights - Lighthouses and Lightships - Rhode Island to Cape May, NJ, (Norwalk, CT: Sea Sports Publications, 1989), pp. 42-44