Block Island Southeast Light, Rhode Island - Blueprint

Block Island Southeast Light, Rhode Island - Blueprint

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BLOCK ISLAND SOUTHEAST LIGHT BLUEPRINT. Although Congress appropriated $9,000 to build this light in 1856, the funds were used to build a new Block Island North Light after the old one was washed away in a storm. This light was finally built in 1874, with the lamp first lit on February 1, 1875. It is a sophisticated expression of the Gothic Revival executed in brick, and was a marked contrast to earlier lighthouses, which were generally more functional in appearance. The main tower is 67 feet (20 m) in height, with an octagonal granite foundation and brick exterior, which rises to a cast iron parapet and open gallery around the lantern chamber. This is topped by a sixteen-sided pyramidal copper roof with a ball ventilator and lightning rod. The original roof was cast iron, and was replaced in 1994. In 1993 the entire 2,000 ton structure was moved about 300 feet (91 m) back from the cliffs.

This image is printed on heavy matte fine art paper with archival inks.

Framing is available. Framed Prints and Maps include dry mounting, UV filtering glass, and your choice of seven mouldings, wired and ready to hang upon delivery. All mouldings are approximately 1.5" wide. Please factor in an additional 3" to the listed size for framed items.

Custom sizes are available. If you are interested in a custom size, please let us know through the "ask a question" button in this listing.

Retailers who would like to carry our Maps, please contact us through the "ask a question" button in this listing, for information and discounts.

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