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Point Judith Lighthouse

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Point Judith Lighthouse - Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island

Photos by Ben Prepelka
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Point Judith Lighthouse - Rhode Island    It's common to hear complaints, typically when things don't go quite right for most people. And it's human nature to skip a great deal of applause when all is well. Most was true for Joe Whaley, Point Judith's lightkeeper. Joe often heard complaints about his fog signal that was not loud enough or someone had left the light on after sunrise. But Joe took it all in stride during his long tenure at the Rhode Island lighthouse. He was proud to guide thousands of vessels safely passed Point Judith, while seeing early 20th century shipping traffic four times as heavy as the activity in New York Harbor.
   The brownstone lighthouse, dating back to 1854, underwent a major refurbishment in 2000. Work included restoration of the lantern-room and replacement of deteriorated blocks of brownstone. Point Judith remains an active Coast Guard station and receives visitors to the grounds daily.

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