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Benedict Arnold - Beavertail Lighthouse

b.14 JAN 1741 — d.14 JUN 1801

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Beavertail Lighthouse

Beavertail Lighthouse

1678
Town of Jamestown is incorporated. There are about 150 residents.

1712
Jamestown Town Council orders Gershom Remington to build a "Fire Beacon" and Benedict Arnold to "look after the watch and see that it be faithfully kept".

1749
Peter Harrison, known as "America's First Architect," designs and builds the first light tower. It is the 3rd lighthouse built in Colonial America. Constructed of wood, the tower is 58 feet in height to the cornice with an 11-foot lantern on top.

1817
Beavertail beacon is lit with manufactured gas for one year in an experiment conducted by the Newport inventor David Melville.

Website: https://www.hmdb.org/m.asp?m=88673

Attribution: Dale K. Benington

Related locations

RI, Newport Co, Jamestown, Beavertail Lighthouse

Related people

Benedict Arnold
David Melville
Peter Harrison

Sources
Posted By: Ray Gurganus

  1. Website: Historical Marker Database;
  2. Website: Family Search Trees;

Updated: 11-16-2022
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