Beavertail Lighthouse . Rhode Island . Watercolor . 9" x 12"
... a lighthouse at Jamestown on the Narragansett Bay, dates back to 1749. None of that exists today. The existing tower and light keepers house were erected in 1856. A few other buildings were built after 1856... a few were lost to hurricanes... and a few newer structures have been added as time went by. The Narragansett facility fell into disrepair and has been restored several times, most recently in the 1980's and reopened as a museum. The facility is currently within the boundaries of Beavertail State Park. The Beavertail Lighthouse is listed on the US National Register of Historic Places and remains in operation. This lighthouse painting was commissioned by Bella Terra Publishing. Bella Terra Maps.