Rhode Island Lighthouse History

Brenton Reef Lights




Relief Lightship LV-78

Relief Lightship LV-78
 U.S. Coast Guard photo; Photo No. 3CGD-02125603


Location: Entrance to East Passage of Narragansett Bay
Location: 1905 l Lat 41 25 54 N - Long 71 22 36 W
Year Built: 1904
Design: Steam screw; steel hull; 2 steel masts with wood spencers; stack amidships; small wheelhouse
Design: ahead of foremast.
Design: Steam screw; steel hull; 2 steel masts with wood spencers; stack amidships; small wheelhouse
Design: ahead of foremast.
Illuminating Apparatus: Cluster of 3 oil lens lanterns raised to each masthead
Propulsion: Steam - one compound surface condensing engine, 16 and 31" bores x 24" stroke,
Propulsion: 325 IHP; two fire-tube boilers 9'3"dia x 16'4"long; propeller 7'9" dia;
Propulsion: max speed 10 knots; also rigged for sail
Years on Station: May 25, 1905 - July 5, 1905
Status: Sunk June 24, 1960, while relieving Ambrose Channel station; rammed and sunk on
Status: station by steamer GREEN BAY.
Light Characteristic: 1905 Fixed White
Range: 1905 12.5 miles
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Brenton Reef Lights