New England Lighthouses forum: Castle Hill Lighthouse

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Tanya
Apr 2, 2010 10:43 PM CST
My daughter and I visited this lighthouse today. It was a beautiful crisp day in Newport, RI.

Here are some lighthouse facts I pulled from the internet:
Castle Hill Lighthouse is located on Narragansett Bay in Newport, Rhode Island at the end of the historic Ocean Drive and is an active navigation aid for the United States Coast Guard and boaters entering the East Passage between Jamestown, Rhode Island on Conanicut Island, and Newport, Rhode Island on Aquidneck Island.

Although the lighthouse is not open to the public, the shoreline and clifface where the lighthouse sits is accessible by several footpaths from the Castle Hill Inn. The Castle Hill Lighthouse has also been and still is used as a starting and/or stopping point in numerous regattas. The lighthouse has a red light that flashes about every eight seconds during the night.

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Tanya
Apr 2, 2010 10:46 PM CST
View from the water...this photo was found on the internet.

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Imagecoconut
Apr 3, 2010 6:50 PM CST
Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Zone 11
Being an old sailor, I love light houses. The Coast Guard just turned off the one here. I miss it. Was on that point of land.

Mm

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Melissa

ImageWindigo
Apr 4, 2010 6:46 AM CST
Name: Deb
Beautiful pictures! Thanks for posting!

Deb

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