Rhode Island Lighthouse History

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Relief Lightship LV-20

Brenton Reef Lightship LV-20
 Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, LC-D4-5478


Location: Entrance to East Passage of Narragansett Bay
Location: 1899 - 1900 l Lat 41 25 54 N - Long 71 22 36 W
Year Built: 1867
Design: Wood - live oak; copper & iron fastened; bowsprit; 2 masts; daymarks on both.
Length: 81'6" (lbp); Beam: 21'6"; Draft: 10'6"; Tonnage: 165 gross
Illuminating Apparatus: 2 lanterns, each with 8 Eight Funck Lamps with reflectors
Propulsion: Sail
Years on Station: July 25 1899 - March 8, 1900
Status: Sold 1923. Later, grounded and abandoned at Plymouth, MA. Was later burned as Fourth of July
Status: bonfire.
Light Characteristic: 1899 - 1900 Fixed White
Range: 1899 - 1900 11.5 miles
Location: Year Built: Design: Length: Illuminating Apparatus: Propulsion: Years on Station: Status: Light Characteristic: Range:



Brenton Reef Lights | Photographs