This lighthouse was once the
Newport Harbor Light.
It was moved to Prudence Island in
We had a great experience on
Prudence Island. First of all you have to take a walk-on
ferry to the island. The weather was terrible during the
crossing. It was quite a ways from the ferry landing to
lighthouse, and a nice lady
we talked to on the ferry said her
daughter was picking her up and they would take us there. Well,
they lived within view of the lighthouse. While we were taking
the daughter came down, was kind enough to take our photo for
us, then invited us to their house for coffee and homemade
cookies. YUM. Greatly appreciated, as we were frozen
by that time. She also took us back to the ferry landing.
The ferry was not due for hours and no place to stay warm.
Before boarding the ferry to Prudence Island, we had talked to
the ferry pilot, so he knew what we were doing. Imagine
our surprise, when here came the ferry several hours early.
The pilot was worried about us out in the cold and weather, and
he went back and loaded (early) some large loads. I think
it was gravel. Anyway he got us back early and we didn't
freeze out there.
People have been so nice to us on our quest.