Rhode Island Lighthouse History

Brenton Reef Light




Relief Lightship LV-16



Location: Entrance to East Passage of Narragansett Bay
Location: 1907 l Lat 41 25 54 N - Long 71 22 36 W
Location: 1914 l Lat 41 25 54 N - Long 71 22 36 W
Year Built: 1854
Design: Wood - white oak; copper & iron fastened; bowsprit; 2 masts with oval daymarks at both mastheads.
Length: 125'8" (ba); Beam: 22'6"; Draft: 10'4"; Tonnage: 250 gross
Illuminating Apparatus: 2 lanterns, each having 8 oil lamps & reflectors
Propulsion: Sail-schooner rig; fore and main carried on spencer masts
Years on Station: June 18, 1907 - July 17, 1907
Years on Station: February 18, 1914 - ? 1914
Status: Retired From Lighthouse Duty: 1932. Sold 1935 or later.
Light Characteristic: 1907 Fixed White
Range: 1907 11.5 miles
Range: 1914 11.5 miles
Location: Year Built: Design: Length: Illuminating Apparatus: Propulsion: Years on Station: Status: Light Characteristic: Range:
Updated 4/4/2015

Brenton Reef Light