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Brenton Reef Lightship LV-11

Brenton Reef Lightship LV-11
 Courtesy of the National Archives 


Location: Entrance to East Passage of Narragansett Bay
Location: 1856 - 1889 l Lat 41 25 00 N - Long 71 21 30 W
Location: 1889 - 1897 l Lat 41 25 00 N - Long 71 22 36 W
Year Built: 1853
Design: Wood-white oak and yellow pine; copper and iron fastened; 2 mast (foremast higher) daymarks
Length: 104' (lbp); Beam: 24' 8"; Draft: 9'10"; Tonnage: 320 gross
Illuminating Apparatus: 2 lanterns, each having 8 constant level oil lamps
Propulsion: Sail-schooner rig; fore and main carried on Spencer masts
Years on Station: 1856 - 1897
Status: Sold in 1927
Light Characteristic: Fixed White
Range: 12 miles
Fog Signal: Bell or Gong Rings Continuously (1894)
Fog Signal Characteristic: Ring for 10 Seconds (1894)
Fog Signal Characteristic: Silent for 30 Seconds
Fog Signal Characteristic: Ring for 10 Seconds
Fog Signal Characteristic: Silent for 30 Seconds
Location: Year Built: Design: Length: Illuminating Apparatus: Propulsion: Years on Station: Status: Light Characteristic: Range: Fog Signal: Fog Signal Characteristic:

Updated 4/4/2015

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