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Dutch Island postcard face - click to enlarge

Dutch Island postcard obverse - click to enlarge

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Dutch Island

State: RI
Year established: 1826
Latitude: 41 deg 29 min 48 sec N
Longitude: 71 deg 24 min 16 sec W

Original construction:
30-foot stone tower

1857: 42-foot white square brick tower attached to dwelling.

discontinued in 1979

More information:
Holland Jr., F. Ross, Great American Lighthouses, National Historic Trust Guide, (Washington, DC: The Preservation Press, 1989), p. 124
Bachand, Robert G.,Northeast Lights - Lighthouses and Lightships - Rhode Island to Cape May, NJ, (Norwalk, CT: Sea Sports Publications, 1989), pp. 47-49