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Gull Rocks postcard face - click to enlarge

Gull Rocks postcard obverse - click to enlarge

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Gull Rocks

State: RI
Year established: 1887
Latitude: 41 deg 30 min 9 sec N
Longitude: 71 deg 19 min 59 sec W

Original construction:
Lights above gable ends of wooden A-frame building

1928: lights replaced by single light on skeleton tower

house destroyed in 1970, light removed

More information:
Bachand, Robert G.,Northeast Lights - Lighthouses and Lightships - Rhode Island to Cape May, NJ, (Norwalk, CT: Sea Sports Publications, 1989), pp. 51-53