Dutch Island Light House Working to save a Narragansett Bay treasure

Before the Restoration Process

Aerial view of the Dutch Island Lighthouse
Aerial view of the Dutch Island lighthouse

View looking south
View looking south

View from the Jamestown side
View from the Jamestown side.

Oil house missing the roof complete with grafitti
Oil house missing the roof complete with graffiti.

The lighthouse main door in very poor condition and unsecured
The lighthouse main door in very poor condition and unsecured.

The west facing wall with obvious
The west facing wall with obvious damage and wear. Note the missing center window.

Interior debris with lots of bird
Interior debris with lots of bird droppings, nests and trash.

Interior stairs complete with bird droppings.
Interior stairs complete with bird droppings.

Rotten floor timbers inside the lighthouse.
Rotten floor timbers inside the lighthouse.

View looking up into the lantern room.
View looking up into the lantern room.

Rusting exterior of the lantern room and roof.
Rusting exterior of the lantern room and roof.

The original support for the fresnel light.
The original support for the fresnel light.

Mechanical stand and linkage for the original
Mechanical stand and linkage for the original fog “Bell” which was mounted outside the lighthouse. The fog bell worked like a cuckoo clock with counter weights that would be wound up to run the mechanism.

View looking up at the ceiling from the
View looking up at the ceiling from the second floor.

Birds eye view of the Oil House.
Birds eye view of the Oil House.

Close up of the exterior lime parging, or what’s
Close up of the exterior lime parging, or what’s left of the parging.

One of our favorite pictures before the
One of our favorite pictures before the restoration. Note the beer can on the top of the spire.

The lantern room missing all the windows
The lantern room missing all the windows and completely open to the weather and
damaging elements.

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