Watch Hill Lighthouse
is a lighthouse located in Watch Hill, Rhode Island. It is a 61-foot (18 m) granite tower that was built in 1856. The lighthouse is automated and no longer has a resident keeper. It is owned by the United States Coast Guard and is managed by the Watch Hill Lighthouse Keepers Association.The first lighthouse on Watch Hill was built in 1745 during the French and Indian War. It was a wooden watchtower with a beacon fire. The second lighthouse was built in 1807, and it was also made of wood. This lighthouse was destroyed by a storm in 1854.The current lighthouse was built in 1856. It is made of granite and has a white spiral staircase that leads to the top. The lighthouse has a focal plane of 65 feet (20 m) and its light can be seen for 14 nautical miles (26 km).The Watch Hill Lighthouse is a popular tourist destination. It is open to the public from 8am to sunset. There is a museum in the lighthouse keeper's quarters that tells the history of the lighthouse.Here are some other interesting facts about Watch Hill Lighthouse: The lighthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is one of the most photographed lighthouses in the United States. The lighthouse has been featured in several movies and television shows, including "The Perfect Storm" and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit."
Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery