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Image of rowboats in Jamestown, 1953.See also: Rhode Island Historic Preservation and Heritage Commission: Rhode Island Historic Architectural Resources of Jamestown, 1995 Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission: Statewide Preservation…


Image of people relaxing at Beavertail located in Jamestown, R.I., 1961.Lighthouse HistoryThe first Beavertail Lighthouse was built in 1749 and was the premier lighthouse in Rhode Island, third in the country following the 1716 Boston Harbor light…


Image of a hand-tinted lantern slide of a corn mill located in Jamestown, Rhode Island.See also:Rhode Island Historic Preservation and Heritage Commission: Rhode Island Historic Architectural Resources of Jamestown, 1995


Images of two black-and-white and hand-tinted lantern slides of the Beavertail Lighthouse located in Jamestown, Rhode Island.Prior to the establishment of a lighthouse at Beavertail, local Native Americans would keep pitch fires burning, to warn…


Image of the aftermath in Jamestown, Rhode Island from the hurricane in 1938.The New England Hurricane of 1938 (or Great New England Hurricane, Yankee Clipper, Long Island Express, or simply the Great Hurricane of 1938) was the first major…


Image of the Jamestown Waterfront with US Naval ships in background, Jamestown, R.I., c. 1915-1920.See also:Rhode Island Historic Preservation and Heritage Commission: Rhode Island Historic Architectural Resources of Jamestown, 1995