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The Beavertail Lighthouse has always been Rhode Island?s premier light house since its completion in 1749. It is located on the southernmost point of Conanicut Island, inside the Beavertail State Park in the town of Jamestown.

The original lighthouse in the site was made of wood. Like most other lighthouses at that time, it burnt a fire at the top of the tower. However, that original structure burned down, so a replacement was needed. It was then replaced by a stone tower in the 1750s, which got destroyed again, this time by the British sailors and the American Revolutionary War.

Today?s lighthouse was built in 1856. It was restored a couple of times since it was built. Still used as a lighthouse today, the Beavertail Lighthouse is operated by the US Coast Guard through an automated system.
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