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Conimicut Shoal Light

Location: Providence Harbor Entrance and Narragansett Bay near Warwick, RI

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

About Conimicut Shoal Light

The location of the light is Providence Harbor Entrance and Narragansett Bay. The nearest city is Warwick, RI. The station was first established in 1868. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1883.

The lighthouse is a white conical tower on a caisson.

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 8 nautical miles. The tower height is 58 ft. The light has a period of 2.5 seconds.

Open to the Public?: No    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 1-18305 (U.S.)
Identification number: J0590 (International)

Originally the Nayatt Point Lighthouse Keeper's Quarters served for this lighthouse.

Red sector from 322 to 349, covers Ohio Ledge.

HORN: 2 bl ev 30s (2s bl-2s si- 2s bl-24s si).

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 2.5 second period, the light is on for less than 1.25 then off for more than 1.25.

Conimicut Shoal Light was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on March 30, 1988, reference number 88000269.

NOTE: Sectors of colored glass are placed in the lanterns of some lights in order to produce a system of light sectors of different colors. In general, red sectors are used to mark shoals or to warn the mariner of other obstructions to navigation or of nearby land. Such lights provide approximate bearing information, since observers may note the change of color as they cross the boundary between sectors.

Today's Conditions on Site

Astronomical Info.

Astronomical Dawn: 5:32 am
Sunrise: 7:10 am
Sunset: 4:43 pm
Astronomical Dusk: 6:21 pm

Local Marine Forecast.

Small Craft Advisory is in effect until January 20 at 6:00PM EST by NWS
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING... The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a Small Craft Advisory, which is in effect until 6 PM EST this evening. * WINDS AND SEAS...Southwest winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Waves 2 to 4 feet.

Additional Conditions.

Directions to Conimicut Point Park
to view Conimicut Shoal Light