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Poplar Point Light

 
Location: on 1.5 acres marking the south side of the entrance to Wickford Harbor near North Kingstown, RI
Body of Water: Narragansett Bay
Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

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About Poplar Point Light

The location of the light is on 1.5 acres marking the south side of the entrance to Wickford Harbor. The nearest city is North Kingstown, RI. The station was first established in 1831. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1831. The tower height is 45 ft.

Open to the Public?: Private Residence    Active?: No

ARLHS USA-647

The tower and dwelling were constructed in 1831 by Charles Allen of Kingston at a cost of $1,888. The light was deactivated in 1882 when the new Wickford Harbor Light was completed. It passed to private owners in 1894.

Poplar Point Light is significant as the oldest surviving lighthouse in Rhode Island on its original site

Poplar Point Light was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on Feb. 25, 1988, reference number 87001703.

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