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Name: Sassafras Point Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Providence, Rhode Island, United States

Location: West side of the Providence River.

In 1912 Sassafras Point Light was removed to make way for the widening of the channel.

Tower Height: 14

Height of Focal Plane: 25

Characteristic and Range: Fixed red, visible for 7.5 miles.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1872

Date Deactivated: 1912

Optics: Sixth order Fresnel lens.

Current Use: Destroyed.

Keepers: Lorenzo Clarke (1872-1873); Samuel Heard (1873-1882), Edward Hoxsie (1882), William Dunwell (1882-1886); Patrick Fitzpatrick (1886), John Mullen (1886-1911)


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