Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Happy National Lighthouse Day from Newport!

It was on this day in 1789, that Congress approved an Act for the establishment and support of lighthouse, beacons, buoys and public piers. In Celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the signing of the Act and the commissioning of the first Federal lighthouse, Congress passed a resolution which designated August 7, 1989 as National Lighthouse Day.

One of our favorite things to show our guests while we are sailing aboard our 12 Meter yachts are the lighthouses in Narragansett Bay.  Here are a few of our favorite Newport and Rhode Island Lighthouses!

Goat Island Lighthouse

Photo by 12 Meter Charters.

Rose Island Lighthouse

Photo by Tom McCarthy for 12 Meter Charters.

Castle Hill Lighthouse

Beavertail Lighthouse

Point Judith Lighthouse

Watch Hill Lighthouse

 Thanks to Captain Duncan for these fabulous lighthouse photos!

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