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RI - Block Island, Southeast Light Night Light
This Gothic/Victorian Lighthouse, set high on a cliff above the Atlantic is an unforgettable sight for any tourist visiting scenic Block Island and has been a lifesaving beacon for mariners hoping to avoid the rocks that mark the island's coast line.
The cliffs, named Mohegan Bluffs, were the site of a bloody battle hundreds of years ago between the local tribe and an indian war party that landed on the island via canoe.
It culminated atop the cliffs when the locals drove the invaders over the hundred foot precipice to their deaths.
The lighthouse' s sturdy construction helped it endure the full force of the Great Hurricane of 1938 with only minor damage compared to other beacons in the region. In the battle against coastal erosion however, the light's demise seemed to be pre-ordained.
Fortunately, local citizens, lighthouse devotees, and the Federal government were able to raise the funds to raise the structure and in 1993 move the lighthouse back an additional 300 feet from the cliff's edge.
It is open to the public in the summer.
Plastic Frame and Body
4 watt bulb included
Glow vent casts light upward
Adjustable tines to fit any socket
Approximate Night Light Dimensions 4.125" (w) x 3.375 (h) x 2.5" (d)