Beavertail Lighthouse by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery

July 27, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

Beavertail Lighthouse, I confess, is a subject that I visit often. It is always the same, but changes by season. It is a place of comfort for me. My grandfather would walk with and impart his wisdom here when I was a child. It has served as a waypoint of coming home from sea. I have bounded on the rocks to blow off steam. Here I studied my Admiralty hornbook before exams at the Naval Education and Training Center. It's a place that I will always return to as a lifelong constant and friend.
 

Beavertail Lighthouse Walking Approach:


Ambling up to Beavertail Lighthouse from the north. Until recently, this was drive-able. But, erosion being a constant state on New England Islands, road closure occurred. I prefer walking and climbing around, and this view makes me feel a part of history; the approach of the people of old.

BeavertailLighthouseWalkingApproach_20200724_850_2217Beavertail Lighthouse Walking ApproachAmbling up to Beavertail Lightouse from the north. Until recently, this was drive-able. But, erosion being a constant state on New England Islands, road closure occurred. I prefer walking and climbing around, and this view makes me feel a part of history; the approach of the people of old.

Beavertail Lighthouse Eastern View:


Beavertail Lighthouse as seen from below on the eastern side of Beavertail Point. This view as seen from rock scrambling from below at low tide.  

On Conanicut Island, Jamestown, Rhode Island.


 
BeavertailighthouseEasternView_20200724_850_2224Beavertail Lighthouse Eastern ViewBeavertail Lighthouse as seen from below on the eastern side of Beavertail Point. This view as seen from rock scrambling from below at low tide. On Conanicut Island, Jamestown, Rhode Island.

Beavertail Lighthouse From Sea:

Beavertail Lighthouse as seen from below and to the south. I am fond of these views of lighthouses from below. There is a feeling of what a lighthouse would look like if a vessel approached from below. It gives the idea of what a "maritime adventure" in peril would be. The creation of lighthouses prevents this view from occurring.

The stone structure in the foreground is the original lighthouse base. This structure dates back to 1749. The construction of the lighthouse pictured dates to a 1753 building committee decision.

BeavertailLighthouseFromSea_20200724_850_2410Beavertail Lighthouse From SeaBeavertail Lighthouse as seen from below and to the south. I am fond of these views of lighthouses from below. There is a feeling of what a lighthouse would look like if a vessel approached from below. It gives the idea of what a "maritime adventure" in peril would be. The creation of lighthouses prevent this view from occurring.

The stone structure in the foreground is the original lighthouse base. This structure dates back to 1749. The construction of the lighthouse pictured dates to a 1753 building committee decision.

Beavertail Compass Rose:

A compass rose upon the base of the original Beavertail Lighthouse. Here we see the southern cardinal point of the rose; this points to the mouth of Narragansett Bay and beyond. This is the embarkation point of many a maritime adventure.

BeavertailLighthouseCompassRose_20200724_850_2585Beavertail Lighthouse Compass RoseA compass rose upon the base of the original Beavertail Lighthouse. Here we see the southern cardinal point of the rose; this points to the mouth of Narragansett Bay and beyond. This is the embarkation point of many a maritime adventure.

From our Made From RI Gallery portfolio display "Summer At The Beach" (all photos are available as prints, canvas wraps, framed works, cards, or many other formats). See more here: https://www.madefromrigallery.com/p627470520

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