2014-12-04 / Front Page

Coastal Treasures on Display



An extensive exhibit depicting many of Rhode Island's historic lighthouses was installed at the Newport Visitor Center on Wednesday, Dec. 3, as the inaugural project of the newly-created Rhody Lights organization. Thirty lighthouses have been built along Rhode Island's shores, and 10 still serve as aids to navigation. The installation features large replicas of Rose Island and Beavertail lighthouses, as well as 22 smaller models from the Beavertail Lighthouse Museum. Rhody Lights is dedicated to fostering support for the preservation of these historic landmarks. The exhibit will be on display through mid-January, and an opening reception is planned for Dec. 17. To read more see story on page 9. (Photo by Jack Kelly) An extensive exhibit depicting many of Rhode Island's historic lighthouses was installed at the Newport Visitor Center on Wednesday, Dec. 3, as the inaugural project of the newly-created Rhody Lights organization. Thirty lighthouses have been built along Rhode Island's shores, and 10 still serve as aids to navigation. The installation features large replicas of Rose Island and Beavertail lighthouses, as well as 22 smaller models from the Beavertail Lighthouse Museum. Rhody Lights is dedicated to fostering support for the preservation of these historic landmarks. The exhibit will be on display through mid-January, and an opening reception is planned for Dec. 17. To read more see story on page 9. (Photo by Jack Kelly)

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