Point Judith Lighthouse, Narragansett

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The Point Judith Light is located on the west side of the entrance to Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island as well as the north side of the eastern entrance to Block Island Sound. The confluence of two waterways make this area busy with water traffic and the waters around Point Judith are very cold and dangerous. Historically, even with active lighthouses, there have been many shipwrecks off these coasts.Three light structures have been built on this site. The original 35ft tower, built in 1810, was destroyed by a hurricane in 1815. It was replaced in 1816, by another 35-foot stone tower with a revolving light and ten lamps. The present octagonal granite tower was built in 1856. The upper half of the tower is painted brown and the lower half white to make the light structure a more effective daymark for maritime traffic. In 1871, ship captains asked that Point Judith's fog signal be changed from a horn to whistle. This change distinguished the Point Judith light from the Beavertail Lighthouse, which used a siren to announce fog. A whistle could also be heard more distinctly over the sounds of the surf in the area. Point Judith Light was automated in 1954, and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.
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  • August 12, 2017
    My friends and I went thinking we could get close to the lighthouse but it is gated off. Nice view but not really worth it to see a gated lighthouse.  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    Beautiful view of the ocean. Wish the still had gate open to coast guard house so you could walk down to the lighthouse but a nice place to stop and take pics  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Breathtaking views! Lovely lighthouse at the Coast Guard Station. Unfortunately the gate is now locked so you can not take up close pics of the lighthouse. Nice place to have a picnic and watch the su...  more »
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  • June 27, 2017
    It is a very beautiful light house. It's a United States Coast Guard base. Unfortunately you can not go on the property to touch or stand next to the light unless you have an appointment. Still Amazing to see from a distance.
  • December 13, 2016
    Such a beautiful location. On a warm summer day the cool sea breeze is magical. Wrap up warm though if the weather is colder !
  • June 28, 2017
    Best veiw of the ocean and the bay!
  • July 21, 2016
    I grew up in R.I. and moved away 40 years ago. While back here to visit family, I decided it was high time to visit with my wife and kids for the first time. Excellent stop. I wonder how many people in R.I. have never been here either. There is a small footpath to the right of the lighthouse fence which leads to the beachhead where you can see Block Island.
  • August 6, 2016
    My husband and I got Married standing right at the lighthouse. We went back after 5 years and will be there in Sept for our 10 th Anniversary. Even if we can't get up to it any more it will always be our special place. It is absolutely beautiful. It will always be our special place.

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