Point Judith Lighthouse and Coast Guard Station by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery

August 11, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

Over the years, Point Judith has been part of the "chatter" in my life. A radio overhead on a vessel, often in a pilothouse, monitoring 16-FM (also monitoring 13 and 6). Frequent updates came in from "Coast Guard Station Point Judith". Updates from "Coast Guard Station Castle Hill". Even as far away as "Coast Guard Station Woods Hole". This is part of the audible fabric of operating a vessel. The chatter repeated in my ears as we climb about these Point Judith rocks on a summer day.

PointJudithSouth_2020808_850_4526Point Judith SouthThe octagonal structure of Point Judith Lighthouse and its appurtenant structures. Here we are standing about as far south on the point as possible at low tide. This view is spectacular from the land, but terrifying from aboard a vessel.

The octagonal structure of Point Judith Lighthouse and its appurtenant structures. Here we are standing about as far south on the point as possible at low tide. This view is spectacular from the land, but terrifying from aboard a vessel.

CoastGuardStationPointJudith_20200808_850_4613Coast Guard Station Point JudithUS Coast Guard Station Point Judith. A wonderful structure of the Victorian era. Despite its quaint size the Coast Guard personnel of this station are responsible for 110 km of coast. If that seems like a big responsibility, it covers Block Island too.

US Coast Guard Station Point Judith. A wonderful structure of the Victorian era. Despite its quaint size the Coast Guard personnel of this station are responsible for 110 km of coast. If that seems like a big responsibility, it covers Block Island too.

PointJudithEast_20200808_850_4604Point Judith EastThe regal granite structure is known as Point Judith Lighthouse. Viewing the lighthouse from the east southeast, the 51-foot tower height is clear. The occulting light is in operation on a hazy summer afternoon.

The regal granite structure is known as Point Judith Lighthouse. Viewing the lighthouse from the east southeast, the 51-foot tower height is clear. The occulting light is in operation on a hazy summer afternoon.

Photos 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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