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Beavertail Lighthouse and Park, Jamestown

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Lighthouse State Park
Beavertail Lighthouse, built in 1856, was and still is the premier lighthouse in Rhode Island, USA, marking the entrance to Narragansett Bay. The 64ft lighthouse lies on the southernmost point of Conanicut Island in the town of Jamestown, Rhode Island in Beavertail State Park, on a site where beacons have stood since the early 18th century. The Whistle House and Garage were destroyed by the New England Hurricane of 1938. The light provides navigation for boats and ships entering Narragansett Bay in the East Passage between Conanicut Island and Newport, Rhode Island on Aquidneck Island. Other lighthouses, such as Castle Hill Lighthouse, Point Judith Light, and Rose Island Light are visible from Beavertail Lighthouse.Its white light rotates counterclockwise and makes a full rotation in about six or seven seconds. The light is on 24 hours per day with a rotation every 6 seconds, unlike many lighthouses that are near it. It has a loud foghorn that blasts about every 30 seconds during the fog.
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  • I was really very impressed by the lighthouse and grounds. It is well taken care of and maintained by the park staff and management. Was not able to take a tour thou because it was Off season,  more »
  • A mid-week morning walk, few others there. After the rain, clear skies, moist rocks, and high tide. The colours and contrasts and fresh air... wonders of nature. Relaxing and refreshing. A spot that l...  more »
  • Stopped here today and it was closed as it was not open for the season. We did meet with Richard who lived in the lighthouse when he was 6. He was full of knowledge and gave us a private tour!!! What ...  more »