WATCH HILL

Year Established:
1807
Existing:
Yes
Source:
LL-1879
File Type:
jpg (image/jpeg)
Photo Date:
2011
Photo Credit:
Candace Clifford
Photo Courtesy of:
U.S. Lighthouse Society
Collection / Donor:

LOCATION

Location:
FISHERS ISLAND SOUND EAST APPROACH
Latitude:
41° 18.2'
Longitude:
71° 51.5'
City / Town:
WATCH HILL
U.S. State:
Rhode Island
Location County:
WASHINGTON
Country:
United States

OWNER & ACCESS

Open to Public:
Yes
Light List Data:
  1. WATCH HILL
Light list data courtesy Gary Riemenschneider

STRUCTURE

Year Tower Established:
1857
Tower Construction Material:
GRANITE W/BRICK INTERIOR
Tower Foundation:
GRANITE BLOCKS
Height of light above mean high water, in feet:
62 feet above water
Height, in feet, from base of structure to center of lantern:
40 feet
Tower Shape:
SQUARE
Tower Daymark:
Gray
Fog Signal Building?:
Yes
Year Fog Signal Building Constructed:
1986
Fog Signal Bldg Construction Materials:
BRICK
Keeper's Quarters?:
Yes
Year Keeper's Quarters:
1857
Keeper's Quarters Style:
WHITE W/RED TRIM
Keeper's Quarters Construction:
BRICK W/WOOD ADDIT.
Other Structures:
OIL HOUSE, GARAGE, RADIOBEACON

OPTICS

Active Aid to Navigation?:
Yes
Current Optic:
FRB-300 MM
Original Optic Type:
FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
Year Original Lens Installed:
1857
Private Aid:
No
USCG Access to Optics:
No

Entered by:
t.wheeler
Entered Date:
Jul 21, 2017