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Rose Island 3

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The following description is from the Rose Island Lighthouse Website:

Rose Island Lighthouse is located on an 18 acre island off the New England coast, set a mile into Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island.  Built in 1869, it is a working lighthouse just minutes away from the quaint colonial town of Newport.

Beyond the reach of utility lines and services, the lighthouse stands as an independent, energy-efficient building that was home to keepers and their families for over a hundred years.
After the Pell Newport Bridge was built the Light Station was abandoned. For the next 14 years it fell victim to scavengers, vandals and the weather. In 1984 volunteers of the newly formed non profit, the Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation, cleaned out and restored it to its 1912 appearance, installing environmentally sensitive, utilities for electricity, water, sewer, and heat.

On August 7, 1993, after the funds had been raised to pay all the restoration bills, the beacon was joyously relit. Rose Island Light is once again listed on today's charts as a private aid to navigation. It is one of only a few operating lighthouses maintained by working vacationers who sign on for a week at a time as part of our environmental education program. The Lighthouse is also listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

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Imágenes cercanas en Narragansett Bay

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A: Rose Island 1

por Christopher Blake, 40 metros de distancia

The following description is from the Rose Island Lighthouse Website: Rose Island Lighthouse is locat...

Rose Island 1

B: Rose Island 2

por Christopher Blake, 40 metros de distancia

The following description is from the Rose Island Lighthouse Website: Rose Island Lighthouse is locat...

Rose Island 2

C: Jamestown Harbor

por Thomas K Sharpless, a 1.9 km.

Jamestown, Rhode Island, sits at the South end of Conanicut Island, in the mouth of Narrangansett Bay...

Jamestown Harbor

D: Clingstone House

por Thomas K Sharpless, a 1.9 km.

Clingstone House, on a rock near Dumplings Harbor in Jamestown, Rhode Island, has been a lower Narrag...

Clingstone House

E: Jamestown Harbor from CMS Dock

por Thomas K Sharpless, a 2.0 km.

A dozen rubber dinghies and lots of larger boats tied up at a dock maintained by Conanicut Marine Ser...

Jamestown Harbor from CMS Dock

F: Jamestown Green

por Christopher Blake, a 2.0 km.

Jamestown Rhode Island green.

Jamestown Green

G: East Passage from Fort Cove

por Thomas K Sharpless, a 2.2 km.

Fort Cove, below Fort Wetherill in Jamestown, RI, has served as a base for marine activities from min...

East Passage from Fort Cove

H: West Cove below Fort Wetherill

por Thomas K Sharpless, a 2.4 km.

West Cove at Fort Wetherill in Jamestown, RI, is a popular spot for scuba diving.  On the far side yo...

West Cove below Fort Wetherill

I: Newport Courthouse

por Christopher Blake, a 2.5 km.

Newport Courthouse

J: Trinity Churchyard

por Christopher Blake, a 2.6 km.

Trinity Churchyard in Newport, RI Trinity Church is the oldest Episcopal parish in Rhode Island. The ...

Trinity Churchyard

Este panorama fue tomado en Narragansett Bay

Esta es una vista general de Narragansett Bay

Narragansett Bay dominates the geography of the tiny state of Rhode Island, extending 25 miles northwards and inland from the Atlantic Ocean right into the heart of its major cities.  It is fed by the watersheds of 3 major rivers: the Blackstone, the Taunton and the Pawtuxet.  Narragansett Bay defines the region's culture, its history, sense of place and quality of life.  The cities of Providence, Newport, Fall River, Warwick and Newport all owe their start to the bay and the opportunities it provided for water power, commercial growth and transportation. 

Once badly polluted, the Narragansett Bay has made a tremendous comeback in the last 3 decades as communities all around the bay have revitalized their connection to the bay and taken steps to curb human impact.  Aerial Vr plans a series of panoramas intended to capture the area's unique natural beauty, both from its surface and from the air as well as the vitality and uniqueness of its communities.

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