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North Block Island

North Block Island

Product #: LE-952
Issue Date: 2010
Height: 7 1/4"
Width: 6"
Edition Size: 375

Price: $140.00

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Location: SandyPoint, north end of Block Island

Nearest town: New Shoreham

41 13 40 N
71 34 33 W

Station established: 1829; Present lighthouse built: 1868

Automated: 1956; Discontinued: 1973; Relighted: 1989

Construction material: Granite, iron; Height of tower: 55 feet; Height of focal plane: 61 feet

Original optics: Seven oil lamps and 16-inch parabolic reflectors (1829); Fourth order Fresnel (1868)

Characteristic: Flashing white every five seconds (currently on steel tower to the north of the lighthouse)

Other buildings still standing: Two storage buildings

Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation. First floor converted into museum.