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Pomham Rocks postcard face - click to enlarge

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Pomham Rocks

State: RI
Year established: 1871
Latitude: 41 deg 46 min 39 sec N
Longitude: 71 deg 22 min 10 sec W
Height above sea level: 54 feet

Original construction:
40-foot tall white square tower in the center of the front of dwelling with red, Mansard roof; black lantern

discontinued in 1974, replaced by automatic light on skeleton tower

More information:
Bachand, Robert G.,Northeast Lights - Lighthouses and Lightships - Rhode Island to Cape May, NJ, (Norwalk, CT: Sea Sports Publications, 1989), pp. 30-32