Beavertail Lighthouse, Jamestown, Conanicut Island, Rhode Island
Photograph by John McClane
Originally built in 1749, and reconstructed several times since then on the same site, the 45 foot high Beavertail Lighthouse lies on the southernmost point of Conanicut Island in Jamestown, Rhode Island.
Unlike many nearby lighthouses, the Beavertail Lighthouse’s white light is on 24 hours a day and a foghorn blasts every 30 seconds during fog. A popular photography destination, the light here is different every day and likely every hour. I go there often and it is never the same. It’s a great location for walking and just watching the ocean!