September 24, 2023

Lighthouse Celebrates 150th Year with Fresnel Lens Ornament


Just in time for the holiday season, Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse have introduced a new holiday ornament. To commemorate the return of the lighthouse’s classic Fresnel lens for its 150th anniversary, this year’s ornament is a 2-dimensional layered replica of the iconic lens. The 3.25” x 2” ornament is made of silver rhodium, has a red ribbon hanger and is gift boxed. It is made exclusively for Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse by Beacon Design, a division of ChemArt, located in Lincoln, RI. A card describing the history of this New England landmark accompanies the ornament.

Buy one for your Christmas tree and order extras for family and friends who have moved away. Priced at $20, these also make great gifts for teachers or co-workers. Ornaments will be available at Pomham Santa on December 11 at Sabin Point Park, Riverside. They can also be purchased by calling 401-433-3463. Requests from local residents will be delivered. For orders outside the East Providence/Barrington area, ornaments will be shipped. Call or email  with name, address, email address and phone number, as well as the number of ornaments, to determine the cost of shipping and handling. Checks can then be made payable to Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse, P.O. Box 15121, Riverside, RI 02915.

Built in 1871, Pomham Rocks Lighthouse is the last surviving lighthouse in upper Narragansett Bay. It still serves as an aid to navigation and is listed on the National Register of Historical Places. Proceeds from the sale of the ornament will be used to maintain the lighthouse.


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