Rhode Island Picture Post Cards
West Island & Sakonnet Light -
Sakonnet, RI - 1912
(Scroll Down for the message text and
Information about Centerville Mill)
The post card is addressed to
Miss Clara Young in Connecticut. (I
was unable to make out the town name.) It was posted at Sakonnet, RI on July 22, 1912. The text
am on a sail this P.M. May"
Construction began on the
Sakonnet Point Lighthouse in 1883 and was completed in 1884. The
Lighthouse is located on Little Cormorant Rock about 800 yards off
Sakonnet Point. The lighthouse was battered during the hurricane of
1938 and again by Hurricane Carol in 1954 causing the base of the
light to crack on both occasions. The light was deactivated in 1955,
but was maintained unlighted by the town of Little Compton.
The lighthouse was restored by
the "Friends of Sakonnet Point
Lighthouse" and relighted on
March 19, 1997.
Location - Sakonnet Lighthouse