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Ponham Rocks Lighthouse

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1871. Visible from Bullocks Point Rd. and from the East Bay bicycle path

The lighthouse, off on a rock in the water, is a familiar Victorian type, with the lightkeeper's granite house topped by a boxy mansard, on one end of which the squat light sits like the pilothouse of a ferry. More elegantly than most such stunted towers, this rises in a tapering curve to an elegant metal enclosure for the light.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


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William H. Jordy et al., "Ponham Rocks Lighthouse", [East Providence, Rhode Island], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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