Watch Hill Lighthouse

Station established: 1808; Present lighthouse built: 1856; Automated: 1986

Construction material: Granite with brick lining

Height of tower: 45 feet; Height of focal plane: 61 feet

Earlier optic: Fourth order Fresnel (1856); Present optic: VRB-25

Characteristic: Alternating red and white flash every 2.5 seconds

Fog signal: One blast every 30 seconds

Other buildings still standing: 1856 keeper’s house, oil house, garage, 1909 fog signal building.

Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation.