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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Jamestown

 
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1Rhode Island (Newport County), Jamestown — Conanicut Battery
Conanicut Battery A Revolutionary Fort Built by Americans in 1776 Grounds cleared and tablet placed by the Daughters of the American Revolution of Rhode Island — Map (db m56383) HM
2Rhode Island (Newport County), Jamestown — Fog Signal Building
In 1829, Congress appropriated $1,250 for a 600-pound fog bell for Beavertail. Prior to that time the keeper fired a cannon on foggy nights. That same year a fog bell house was built adjacent to the tower. Beavertail has probably seen more . . . — Map (db m88667) HM
3Rhode Island (Newport County), Jamestown — Fort Wetherill
Situated atop 50-70 foot high cliffs with clear views of the horizon and Block Island to the south. Fort Wetherill held an important strategic position within an extended harbor defense system of Narragansett Bay during World Wars I and II. The . . . — Map (db m56680) HM
4Rhode Island (Newport County), Jamestown — Foundation of the Original Beavertail Lighthouse
Foundation of the Original Beavertail Lighthouse Erected 1749 Third Lighthouse To Be Established On The Atlantic Coast — Map (db m88630) HM
5Rhode Island (Newport County), Jamestown — Harbor Mine (Torpedo) Complex
The Harbor Mine or Torpedo Complex was constructed during the period of 1908 to 1911 as part of a comprehensive harbor defense system for Narragansett Bay. The two-story concrete structure served as a Mine Storage Warehouse in which the parts . . . — Map (db m56683) HM
6Rhode Island (Newport County), Jamestown — History of the Beavertail Light Station
1678 Town of Jamestown is incorporated. There are about 150 residents. 1705 Jamestown Town Council orders that a Watch House be built at "Beaver Tail." 1712 Jamestown Town Council . . . — Map (db m88673) HM
7Rhode Island (Newport County), Jamestown — History of the Dumplings
Historically, the rocky cliffs behind and above the buildings of the Harbor Mine Complex were of military significance to Rhode Island's earliest colonists, who built earthen fortifications on its headland and installed cannon to protect nearby . . . — Map (db m56686) HM
8Rhode Island (Newport County), Jamestown — Memorial to the Veterans of Jamestown
Memorial To The Veterans of Jamestown, Rhode Island Who Served In The Spanish - American War World War One World War Two The Korean War The Vietnamese War — Map (db m88699) WM
9Rhode Island (Newport County), Jamestown — Oil Storage Building
Beavertail Light was lit with whale oil for many decades. Whale oil was smoky, hard to light at cold temperatures, and the quality varied greatly. In addition, early lights were dim and burned twenty to thirty gallons of oil a month. In the . . . — Map (db m56679) HM
10Rhode Island (Newport County), Jamestown — Prospect HillFire Control Stations — Modern Coastal Defenses —
This area along the crest of Prospect Hill was an integral part of the Narragansett Bay coastal defense system from 1916 to 1945. From here, military observers had an unobstructed view of the approaches to the Bay, as well as East and West passages . . . — Map (db m56678) HM
11Rhode Island (Newport County), Jamestown — The 1749 Foundation
Below this concrete cap sits the stone foundation Beavertail's 1749 lighthouse. Initially built to provide safe passage into Newport's colonial harbor, it was designed and built by Peter Harrison, "America's first architect," who later designed . . . — Map (db m56457) HM
12Rhode Island (Newport County), Jamestown — The Assistant Keeper's House
The first assistant keeper at Beavertail Light was hired about 1859. It appears that the early assistant keepers shared part of the keeper's quarters or lived in one of the outbuildings on site. In 1898, the U.S. Lighthouse Board added this . . . — Map (db m88631) HM
13Rhode Island (Newport County), Jamestown — The Granite Light Tower
The current tower was built in 1856 to replace a deteriorating 1753 structure. The granite tower rises to a height of 40.9 feet and measures 10 feet on each side. It is constructed of 27 rows of granite blocks, weighing a total of 180 tons. . . . — Map (db m88666) HM
14Rhode Island (Newport County), Jamestown — The Keeper's House
Although most lighthouse keepers were married, at many small lighthouses they lived a solitary life while their families remained on the mainland. Beavertail, being on Conanicut Island, allowed the keepers and their family to live at the site. . . . — Map (db m88672) HM
15Rhode Island (Newport County), Jamestown — The West Passage to Narragansett Bay
You are looking at the West Passage, one of two entrances to Narragansett Bay, New England's largest estuary. There are over 30 islands in the bay. There is very little commercial shipping in the West Passage since it is much shallower than the . . . — Map (db m88640) HM
16Rhode Island (Newport County), Jamestown — Whale Rock Lighthouse
What resembles a submarine on the surface just over a mile southwest of this point is all that remains of the Whale Rock Lighthouse. Whale Rock is a flat ledge about a half acre in size, yet it claimed at least eight ships and six lives . . . — Map (db m88648) HM
 
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Oct. 25, 2020