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Miss the smell of the sea and the clashing of waters against the rocks? Want to lie down on green grass while watching the blue sky? Want to sail and watch the light of a lighthouse flicker across the waves? The Point Judith Lighthouse in Narragansett, Rhode Island has all those exciting wonders to offer.

The original Point Judith Lighthouse was built in 1810, the third of the lighthouses in the island. The wooden structure was destroyed by a hurricane five years after. The second Point Judith Lighthouse, built in stone, was equipped with a revolving light that moved slower than wanted. A new octagonal lighthouse made of brownstone and brick was built in 1857 and still stands today. It was restored in 2000 and is expected to be in excellent condition for another century.

The name Point Judith is still debated about today. One story tells of a captain lost in the fog. His daughter saw land and shouted to her father, and the captain replied, ?P'int, Judy, p'int!?
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