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Southeast Lighthouse

Mohegan Trail, Block Island, RI
401/466-5009
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Ranked #3 of 22 attractions in Block Island
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses
Description: These two lighthouses stand watch over tiny Block Island, scene of 59 ship wrecks in the early 1800s.
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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This lighthouse is a must see. It is well kept up and there are beautiful views with a great breeze (at least when we went). The bike ride up was a bit more difficult than we expected as it was uphill but the ride back into town was much easier. If you are not an athletic person I would recommend... More

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed the lighthouse. I do, however want to add my perspective about the walk from the ferry. Online it says 25-30 minutes, and I see comments here about it being a little over a mile from the ferry. This wasn't my experience (today). I tend to walk a 20/minute mile when I am really "walking" and not strolling. It took... More

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Rhode Island, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This lighthouse was very nice. It was moved a number of years ago and is well kept. Recommend you visit when the building is open. Volunteer was very knowledgable about the light and the area.

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St. James, NY
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

When we were last at the Southeast Light House in 1993 it was in the process of being moved back on the bluff to prevent it from collapsing and falling into the sea. It was an amazing feat and returning 21 years later, you cannot tell that it was repositioned. It is a beautiful structure and the scenery is peaceful... More

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Mansfield, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Southeast Lighthouse is located right next to the Bluffs and still a functioning lighthouse. You can go in and tour the building as well as take in the beauty of the bluffs. Be sure to bring your camera!

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Connecticut
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Great views; interesting history of lighthouse. We did not take the tour of lighthouse tower, but just read the plaques and went in to see very tiny gift shop. There was a mobile snack shop that was parked at entrance of park.

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New England
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We had the best tour guide for our lighthouse tour. He was able to talk about the history of the light house including the moving of the lighthouse in 1993. He was very knowledge and enthusiastic to tell us about the frennel glass used in the lighthouse and the history of the glass which is still used to light this... More

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Hartford
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Architecturally interesting gothic brick lighthouse, with a green Fresnel lens. Set back from its original location because the cliffs are eroding. Nice field for a picnic with a view, especially now that a food truck parks nearby daily in season.

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New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Worth taking the tour. Lots if steps but what history and views are spectacular . Food stand and portable toilets around

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Cranston, Rhode Island
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72 reviews 72 reviews
61 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Southeast Light, on the island of Block Island, Rhode Island, offers a story of history and geology that, in 2014, has had a happy ending. This beautiful brick masterpiece was threatened by erosion in the early 1990s. Its location on the cliffs at the Mohegan Bluffs would soon, it seemed, would soon cause the beloved landmark to plunge into the... More

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