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Poplar Point

State: RI
Year established: 1831
Latitude: 41 deg 34 min 16 sec N
Longitude: 71 deg 26 min 21 sec W
Height above sea level: 48 feet

Original construction:
White octagonal tower on dwelling

discontinued in 1882

private residence

More information:
Bachand, Robert G.,Northeast Lights - Lighthouses and Lightships - Rhode Island to Cape May, NJ, (Norwalk, CT: Sea Sports Publications, 1989), pp. 42-44