Seekonk Resident’s Photo on Display
As part of a year-long celebration marking the 150th anniversary of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse, the Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse will sponsor a display of winning entries in their recent Photo/Art Contest. Foam board posters of the photos and artwork will be displayed in four locations over the next few months to allow residents to view the entries.
Weaver Library, 41 Grove Avenue, East Providence, will host the display from June 14 to June 25 next to the Never-Ending Book Sale during library hours. Riverside Library, 475 Bullocks Point Avenue, Riverside, will show the display from July 12 to July 23. The photos and artwork will be featured at Pomham Rocks Lighthouse Day on August 8 from noon to 4 p.m. at Squantum Association, 947 Veterans Memorial Parkway, Riverside. The afternoon celebration is free and will feature presentations, displays, food and lawn games. Finally, from August 30 to September 13, the photo and art winning entries will be part of a 150th anniversary exhibit of the Lighthouse in the glass cases at East Providence City Hall, 145 Taunton Avenue, East Providence.
Seekonk resident, Thomas Duffy, was recognized for Honorable Mention in the photography category for his photo of Pomham Lighthouse at Sunset.
Located on an island off the coast of East Providence, Pomham Rocks Lighthouse is the last surviving lighthouse in upper Narragansett Bay. The Lighthouse was built in 1871 and served as a navigational aid to the brisk shipping traffic in the Providence River until the Coast Guard decommissioned it in 1974. Since 2004, the Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse have made it their mission to protect and preserve this landmark that is listed on the National Register of Historical Places.