National Museum of American History, Behring Center

Lighthouse Postcards

Browse: Maps | Region/State | Name Index


Bristol Ferry postcard face - click to enlarge

Bristol Ferry postcard obverse - click to enlarge

Locate on NOAA nautical chart

Bristol Ferry

State: RI
Year established: 1855
Latitude: 41 deg 38 min 34 sec N
Longitude: 71 deg 15 min 37 sec W

Original construction:
34-foot tall square tower; dwelling attached; black lantern

discontinued in 1927

More information:
Bachand, Robert G.,Northeast Lights - Lighthouses and Lightships - Rhode Island to Cape May, NJ, (Norwalk, CT: Sea Sports Publications, 1989), pp. 15-18