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Castle Hill Light

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Year first lit  1890
Foundation  Granite blocks
Tower shape  Conical tower
Opened  1890
Added to NRHP  30 March 1988
Architect  Henry Hobson Richardson
Automated  1957
Construction  Granite blocks
Height  10 m
Architectural style  Romanesque architecture
Year first constructed  1890
Castle Hill Light
Location  Off Ocean Ave. on Castle Hill at W end of Newport Neck, Newport, Rhode Island
Address  800-870 Ocean Ave, Newport, RI 02840, USA
Similar  Rose Island Light, Beavertail Lighthouse, Claiborne Pell Newport, Newport Harbor Light, Point Judith Light

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Castle Hill Lighthouse is located on Narragansett Bay in Newport, Rhode Island at the end of the historic Ocean Drive. It is an active navigation aid for vessels entering the East Passage between Conanicut Island and Aquidneck Island. The lighthouse was completed in 1890 on property formerly belonging to the naturalist, oceanographer, and zoologist Alexander Agassiz of Harvard University. Agassiz sold the land to the United States Government for the lighthouse for $1.00.

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History

Henry Hobson Richardson drew a sketch for a lighthouse at this location which may or may not have been the basis for the actual design. The structure does not include the residence which was featured in Richardson's sketch. The keeper's house was built, and still stands, near Castle Hill Cove, a few hundred feet away.

Although the lighthouse is not open to the public, the shoreline and cliff face where the lighthouse sits are accessible by several footpaths from the Castle Hill Inn and the Castle Hill Cove Marina. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988 as Castle Hill Lighthouse.

List of keepers

  1. Frank W. Parmele (1890 – 1911)
  2. George L. Hoxsie (1911 – at least 1944)
  3. Manuel Soares Macedo (at least 1945).

References

Castle Hill Light Wikipedia


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