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Name: Gould's Island Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Jamestown, Rhode Island, United States

Location: North end of Gould's Island, near Conanicut Island, east passage of Narragansett Bay.

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In 1947 a skeleton tower replaced the lighthouse, and the 1889 lighthouse was torn down in 1960. The skeleton tower fell over in 1988. An automatic light on a skeleton tower remains in operation today at the south end of the island (Gould Island South Light).

Tower Height: 30

Height of Focal Plane: 52

Description of Tower: Conical brick tower, lower portion brown, upper portion white.

This light is not operational

Other Buildings?
2.5 story wood and brick keeper's dwelling (destroyed).

Date Established: 1889

Date Deactivated: 1947

Optics: 1889: Fifth order Fresnel lens.

Fog Signal: 1889: Fog bell and striking mechanism.

Current Use: Destroyed.

The oil house from the station can still be seen from the Newport Bridge.

Keepers: Edmund Taylor (1889-at least 1909); John (Jack) Larsen (1923-1940)


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