Thursday, February 14, 2008

Goat Island Light

There is a lighthouse on the north end of Goat Island, and in true New England fashion it is known by several names: Newport Harbor Light, Goat Island Light, or simply The Green Light. At first glance, it almost looks like a prop, as if the Hyatt Regency Newport wanted to up the seaside charm quotient for its guests, but this little lighthouse has quite a history. According to the Newport Harbor Lighthouse History, there has been a light on Goat Island since January 1, 1824, and the light has been automated since 1963. The picket fence surrounding the current lighthouse was built in late 2006. I imagine there will be many photos taken of this little charmer during MLA, weather permitting. I hope no one goes over the fence and into the bay.

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