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Fishing Around the Conimicut

Carrie Blackwood

East Wakefield, United States

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Here, some local fishermen try their luck in the waters around Conimicut Light. I have to say, the fishermen are braver than I am, as the beaches around Conimicut Point Park where the lighthouse is visible from has many signs stating that swimming wasn’t allowed, due to the water being severely polluted due to refuse floating down-current from Providence. But, despite the polluting, the park was a pleasant place to visit, and this lighthouse made for some interesting photos.

Conimicut Light , built in 1883, is a historic sparkplug lighthouse in Warwick, Rhode Island .

The lighthouse was built in 1883 using pneumatic caisson engineering. The light replaced an earlier 1868 light. Conimicut Lighthouse was automated in the 1960s and was one of the last acetylene gas powered lights to switch to electricity. The City of Warwick acquired the light in 2004. The lighthouse is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (Information from Wikipedia).

For more information on this history of this lighthouse, feel free to go here

Taken September 2010 — Conimicut Point Park, Warwick, Rhode Island.

Taken with Sony Cybershot DSC-H9.

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