The Pomham Rocks Lighthouse of Providence

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It was decommissioned in 1974, but for one hundred and three years the Pomham Rocks lighthouse guided vessels up and down the Providence river. Standing sixty-nine feet above sea level it was the home to many caretakers, some staying for twenty years or longer. In 1900 it was widely known for having “The nuisance of the state,” an incessant foghorn. The community convinced congress to replace it with a bell in 1903.

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