March 4, 2024

Pomham Rocks Lighthouse Christmas Ornament


Just in time for the holiday season, Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse announces a new ornament. The 2022 ornament features a colorful photo of the north view of East Providence’s historic lighthouse. The 2” diameter classic ceramic ornament has a white ribbon hanger and is displayed in a green and gold box. It is made exclusively for Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse by Barlow Designs of East Providence and is priced at $20. A card describing the history of this New England landmark accompanies the ornament.

The limited-edition Fresnel lens ornament, which was issued to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the lighthouse, is also available. The 3.25” x 2” ornament is made of silver rhodium, has a red ribbon hanger and is displayed in a silver gift box. It was specially designed for Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse by Beacon Design, a division of ChemArt, located in Lincoln, RI. It also sells for $20 and includes a card relating the history of the iconic antique lens.

Buy one for yourself and for friends and family who have moved away. Both ornaments can be ordered by calling 401-433-3463 or emailing  Requests from local residents will be delivered. For orders outside the East Providence/Barrington area, ornaments will be shipped. Include your name, address, email address and phone number, as well as the number of each ornament you wish, to determine the cost of shipping and handling. Checks can then be made payable to Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse and sent to 81 Harris Street, 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 ornaments will be used to maintain the lighthouse.


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