0 Likes

Rose Island 2
Narragansett Bay

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.

View More »

Copyright: Christopher Blake
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 14856x7428
Geüpload: 21/02/2010
Geüpdatet: 30/09/2014
Keer bekeken:

...


Tags: rhode island; lighthouse; rose island; newport; coastal
comments powered by Disqus

Christopher Blake
Rose Island 1
Christopher Blake
Rose Island 3
Thomas K Sharpless
Jamestown Harbor
Thomas K Sharpless
Clingstone House
Thomas K Sharpless
Jamestown Harbor from CMS Dock
Christopher Blake
Jamestown Green
Thomas K Sharpless
East Passage from Fort Cove
Thomas K Sharpless
West Cove below Fort Wetherill
Christopher Blake
Newport Courthouse
Christopher Blake
Trinity Churchyard
Christopher Blake
Newport Townhall
Christopher Blake
Mary and School Street Newport, Ri
Ronny Mikkelsen
The Arctic Cathedral
Patrick Hegarty
Leicster Square
William Allard
Stourhead Grotto
Min Heo
Zabriskie Point, Death Valley
Walker Young
Sanfong Jhong Street (Grocery Street)
Richard Chesher
Windsurfing Noumea Anse Vata Beach
Chris Witzani
Hochofen rundblick industriemuseum henrichshuette hattingen panorama 4
Chris Witzani
Museum of Iron and Steel - The top of the oldest existing blast furnace in the region
William Allard
Aerial views from Walton Hill
yunzen liu
zhuomahu ---plateau lakes  in Bipenggou
yunzen liu
the Statue of Guanyin in the South Sea of Sanya
Andrea Biffi
Pavia - Palazzo Mezzabarba
Christopher Blake
Pomham Rocks Lighthouse Tower
Christopher Blake
Gooseneck Cove @ Hazard Road
Christopher Blake
Moonglow Expressions & Dream Weaver - Narrows Center
Christopher Blake
Pirates Treasure Box near Bragga Bridge
Christopher Blake
Castle Hill Lighthouse
Christopher Blake
Dead Horse Point
Christopher Blake
Cole River
Christopher Blake
Rough Point
Christopher Blake
Trapezoid Studio - Narrows Center
Christopher Blake
Stone Bridge from Island Park
Christopher Blake
USS Massachusetts
Christopher Blake
Jamestown Green
More About 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.