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Conimicut postcard face - click to enlarge

Conimicut postcard obverse - click to enlarge

Locate on NOAA nautical chart


State: RI
Year established: 1868
Latitude: 41 deg 43 min 1 sec N
Longitude: 71 deg 20 min 42 sec W
Height above sea level: 58 feet

Original construction:
granite tower on pier

1874: house added on pier, destroyed by ice in 1875
1883: present 58-foot iron conical tower on brown cylindrical pier

electrified in 1960, automated in 1963; active aid to navigation

Light characteristic:
Flashing white every 2.5 seconds, visible for 15 nautical miles, with a red sector; fog signal, 2 blasts every 30 seconds

More information:
Bachand, Robert G.,Northeast Lights - Lighthouses and Lightships - Rhode Island to Cape May, NJ, (Norwalk, CT: Sea Sports Publications, 1989), pp. 23-26