Fairfield Beach Residents Association.
Penfield Lighthouse began serving mariners on January 16, 1874, when a machine-operated fog bell and a fourth-order Fresnel Lens exhibiting a flashing red light at a height of fifty-four feet were placed in operation.
In 2012, Hurricane Sandy did a substantial amount of damage to Penfield Lighthouse with 30 foot waves and a 13 foot storm surge which pushed in the door panels and windows, ripped the built-in roof gutter, bent the metal railings, tore off shingles and damaged the solar panels. At the Fairfield Selectman’s Meeting in April 2014, a United States Coast Guard Officer presented an outline of proposed repairs.
The USCG office in Providence R.I. and stated that as soon as weather permits in 2015 repairs will begin and include repointing the exterior granite, erecting a new railing and access ladder, repairing the roof and Lantern Room and cleaning the interior.
This picture was published in 1874:
JULY 2015: Work is underway!