Posted on 01 May 2012
Written by Rich Armstrong
This beacon sits on Little Cormorant Rock off Sakonnet Point, where the Sakonnet River meets the Atlantic in Little Compton, R.I.
In 1884, Congress appropriated $20,000 to build the lighthouse on the rock outcropping 900 feet northwest of West Island. The keepers lived inside, including two who weathered the New England Hurricane of 1938. A major restoration of the privately owned and active aid to navigation was completed this year.
This photo originally appeared int he Local Waters sectio of the May 2012 issue.