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Block Island (North)

Location: Sandy Point - North point of Block Island near New Shoreham, RI
Body of Water: Block Island Sound

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

About Block Island (North)

The location of the light is Sandy Point - North point of Block Island. The nearest city is New Shoreham, RI. The station was first established in 1829. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1867.

The lighthouse is a octagonal tower on a granite dwelling.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 58 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 13 nautical miles. The tower height is 61 ft. The light has a period of 5 seconds.

Open to the Public?: Grounds Only    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 1-19481 (U.S.)
Identification number: J0642 (International)

The current light is the 4th lighthouse built at this station. The light was rebuilt in 1837, 1857 and 1867.

NOAA Nautical Chart 13217

A 'flashing' light is a light in which the total duration of light in a period is shorter than the total duration of darkness and the appearances of light (flashes) are usually of equal duration. So in the 5 second period, the light is on for less than 2.5 then off for more than 2.5.

Block Island (North) was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on May 23, 1974, reference number 74000008.

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

Today's Conditions on Site

Astronomical Info.

Astronomical Dawn: 5:31 am
Sunrise: 7:07 am
Sunset: 4:49 pm
Astronomical Dusk: 6:25 pm

Local Marine Forecast.

Gale Warning is in effect until January 23 at 8:00PM EST by NWS
...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM EST THIS EVENING... * WINDS AND SEAS...South winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. Seas 7 to 10 feet.

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons
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