Bear came tumbling and rolling into my life one day and became my
friend. To her I give my thanks for these photographs.
Rose Island Lighthouse was built in 1870 to guide ships
around the shoals surrounding Newport Harbor. The light served
until its deactivation ion 1971, after the construction of the
Newport Bridge nearly on top of Rose Island in 1969.
Work was done in the last 15 years to make the river more appealing and the city
of Providence to look better. Providence's make-over was huge and it worked.
The city looks wonderful. The Arts Committee decided to put fire lanterns
in the river which runs through the center of the city.
Welcomes you to
Rhode Island, USA
Block Islands North. The lighthouse suffered
years of vandalism and neglect, but a preservation effort has
brought it back to life. In the spring of 1996.
Hill Newport. This lighthouse style has been
referred to as
"Richardsonian Romanesque," assuming the architect H.H. Richardson
designed Castle Hill Light.The light was built in 1890 to mark
the eastern passage of Narragansett Bay.
Fire. People come from all over the world to see
the river and
the torches are lit a couple times each month during the
It has become bigger event over the years with fireworks, food
and dance on the streets the fire.