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Prudence Island Lighthouse
Prudence Island Lighthouse
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Lat: 41.605896
Lon: -71.30356
Ele: 3 ft
Weather: ° and (more weather)
Rhode Island Rhode Island
Lat: 41.605896   |    Lon: -71.30356   |    Ele: 3 ft   |    Current weather: ° and (see monthly averages)
Rhode Island Rhode Island

Visit the oldest lighthouse tower in Rhode Island.

The Prudence Island Lighthouse is also known as the Sandy Point Lighthouse, or Chibacoweda (which translates to a little place separated by a passage). Initially, the Prudence Island Lighthouse was a granite structure, and it sat on a dike off Goat Island in the 1800s. Roger Williams and Governor John Winthrop traded Prudence Island for just 20 fathoms and two coats back in 1637.

Very few lighthouses in the United States feature a birdcage lantern, and the Prudence Lighthouse is one of those. The lantern was moved to Prudence Island in 1851. The lighthouse keeper's home had six rooms and an attached kitchen, but a storm destroyed it on September 21, 1938. Prudence Island and the lighthouse is accessible via the ferry from Bristol, Rhode Island. Expect to take a rigorous one-mile walk to get to the lighthouse from the dock. If you love sightseeing, don't hesitate to add this historic lighthouse to your Rhode Island itinerary.

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FEB
37° / 27°
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MAR
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61° / 51°
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DEC
42° / 33°
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