- Sassafras Point Light and Fuller Point Light were built on the Providence River in 1872. It had a picturesque hexagonal shape and boasted a sixth order Fresnel lens.
- Its design and location were problematic when it came to securing a keeper. Because Sassafras Light didn't include Keeper's Quarters, the pay was much less than nearby lighthouses that did.
- Land that Congress was considering for a Keeper's House was instead sold by the owner at a higher price as the area became industrialized. The low pay for the keeper's position wasn't the only challenge. The job also included rowing to both Sassafras and Fuller Point each day in all types of weather.
- In spite of all this, a man named Jack Mullen took the job.
- Not surprisingly, one day his boat capsized, very nearly drowning Jack who was rescued by a man nearby who witnessed the mishap and sprang into action. Jack's luck didn't get much better years later.
- Jack's luck didn't get much better years later. In 1912, the light was removed when the Providence River had its channel widened. Having only one light left to maintain, Jack was demoted to a simple laborer and had his already low pay cut in half.
- Product Specifications
- Plastic Frame and Body
- UL listed
- 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)
- Interior Image Area 3.5" (w) x 2.75"(h)
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