Photo courtesy of the Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation
After years of neglect, the unique French Second Empire Revival dwelling was rescued from decline and has been restored. The octagonal tower that rises from the mansard roof was relit in 1993. The original Sixth order lens is gone, but In its place is a low-voltage navigation beacon with a white 6 second flash.
Rose Island Light is visible to the south as you pass over the Pell-Newport Bridge. Boats from nearby Ft. Adams carry visitors to the lighthouse.