Block Island Station Site

New Shoreham, RI

Also known as Block Island (southwest point) (1873-1876 or 1877); Block Island (1877 or 1878-present)

The Block Island Station Site site was established in 1873


This site was closed (in) 1937 (at this site, still active at current [2nd] site)


This is an active site from 1873-1937


This is the original site location


Designation number: 62

Station closed in 1937 at this site and moved to a new location. 1886 station house survives at this site and is privately owned. Station still active at new site.

Station Site Notes:

1872 site selected and in the process of construction; 1873 completed and equipped 1/1873; 1886 reconstructed and enlarged (USLSS Annual Reports). First keeper appointed 12/12/1872 (USCG Historian's Website). Operated only as a seasonal detachment from Station Point Judith since 1986.

Buildings at this Station Site

The 1886 station house is surviving at this site

View Buildings at this Station Site