October 4, 2022

July 18 Tour Added for Pomham Rocks Lighthouse

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Due to popular demand, the Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse have added another tour to their inaugural season. The tour on Monday, July 18 is the last chance to visit the Riverside lighthouse this year. Eleven other public tours have all but sold out. The July 18 tour will leave Al’s Marina at 28 Water Street, East Providence at 10 a.m. and return at 12:30 p.m. Register in advance at https://www.pomhamrockslighthouse.org.  Boat capacity is 15 passengers.

You will travel to the lighthouse, off the coast of East Providence in upper Narragansett Bay, in the Lady Pomham II. This 26-foot launch sports a canopy to protect you from sun or an unexpected shower. Lady Pomham II provides the only access to the lighthouse. The island and dock are not open to visitors traveling on their own personal watercraft.

Built in 1871, the lantern room in the 42-foot tower at Pomham Rocks Lighthouse affords a panoramic view of the bay. Tour guests are welcome to explore the interior museum which hosts displays of equipment and items used in lighthouses during the past one hundred and fifty years. Storyboards recount the history of not only Pomham Rocks Lighthouse, but also the four others that once guided ships to the port of Providence. The centerpiece of the first-floor display is the antique fourth-order Fresnel lens that lit the lighthouse almost a century ago. Volunteer docents are available to answer your questions and assist you. The lighthouse gift shop offers apparel and mementos.

Fares range from children age 6 to 17 for $18 to adults for $40, with discounts for seniors, military/students and members of Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse.

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