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Poplar Point Light

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Year first constructed  1765
Deactivated  1882
Height  14 m
Area  6,070 m²
Material  Wood
Year first lit  1831
Markings / pattern  White with black trim
Opened  1765
Construction  Wood
Added to NRHP  25 February 1988
Poplar Point Light rhodeislandlighthousehistoryinfoImagesPhotograp
Location  North Kingstown, Rhode Island
Tower shape  Octagonal with attached house
Similar  Wickford Harbor Light, Conanicut Island Light, Bristol Ferry Light, Nayatt Point Lighthouse, Dutch Island Light

Poplar Point Light (Lighthouse), built in 1831, is an historic lighthouse in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. It stands at the end of Poplar Point, marking the southern point of Wickford Harbor. The lighthouse was built in 1831 with a stone keeper's dwelling and wooden tower. The light was deactivated in 1882 and replaced by the Wickford Harbor Light. It was sold at auction in 1894 and has been altered by later owners. The lighthouse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988. The tower is the oldest surviving wooden lighthouse tower in the United States, and the oldest in Rhode Island still standing at its original location.

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Poplar Point Light Wikipedia


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