Block Island Lighthouse
Block Island Lighthouse is located about 12 miles off the coast of Rhode Island. It was built in 1875 and stands 200 feet above the Atlantic Ocean, making it the highest lighthouse in New England. Originally it was 300 feet from the cliff's edge but erosion brought it to within 55 feet. It took 10 years to obtain the funding necessary to move the lighthouse inland 230 feet in 1993 (see third photo). It remains active to this day. The old photo dates from the 1880s.