July 13, 2024

Give a Tour of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse for Mother’s/Father’s Day


Still searching for the perfect gift for Mom or Dad for their special day? A gift certificate for a tour of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse is just what you need. Tours of the fully restored historical light station are scheduled this season from June 15 to September 29.

Tours leave from the dock at Edgewood Yacht Club, 1 Shaw Ave., Cranston at 1:00 p.m. and return at 2:45 p.m. A 10-minute boat ride on the Lady Pomham II will take you to the lighthouse, off the coast of East Providence in upper Narragansett Bay. The 26-foot launch sports a canopy for protection from sun or an unexpected shower. Lady Pomham II provides the only access to the lighthouse. The island and dock are not open to visitors traveling on their own personal watercraft.

Built in 1871, the lantern room in the 42-foot tower at Pomham Rocks Lighthouse affords a panoramic view of the bay. Tour guests are welcome to explore the tower and the interior museum which hosts displays of equipment and items used in lighthouses during the past one hundred and fifty years. Storyboards recount the history of not only Pomham Rocks Lighthouse, but also the four others that once guided ships to the port of Providence. The centerpiece of the first-floor display is the antique fourth-order Fresnel lens that lit the lighthouse almost a century ago. Knowledgeable volunteer docents are available to answer your questions and assist you. The lighthouse gift shop offers apparel and mementos.

For more information, to see a calendar of tour dates or to obtain a gift certificate, go to the lighthouse website at https://www.pomhamrockslighthouse.org.  Fares for adults are $50, with discounts for members of Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse.


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