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Plum Beach postcard face - click to enlarge

Plum Beach postcard obverse - click to enlarge

Locate on NOAA nautical chart

Plum Beach

State: RI
Year established: 1899
Latitude: 41 deg 31 min 49 sec N
Longitude: 71 deg 24 min 19 sec W

Original construction:
53-foot conical tower, lower half white, upper half brown; on black, cylindrical pier; brown lantern.

discontinued in 1941

restoration of the lighhouse is underway by a private group, "Friends of Plum Beach Lighthouse"

More information:
Bachand, Robert G.,Northeast Lights - Lighthouses and Lightships - Rhode Island to Cape May, NJ, (Norwalk, CT: Sea Sports Publications, 1989), pp. 45-47