|Plum Beach Lighthouse - "A Renewed Beacon of Hope"
Welcome to the official website of the new and improved Plum Beach Lighthouse, located in the shadow of the Jamestown Verrazano Bridge on Narragansett Bay in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. It's an exciting time for the lighthouse and its owners, the nonprofit group Friends of Plum Beach Lighthouse, Inc. Now Rhode Islanders and lighthouse lovers have something to be proud of as the Plum Beach Lighthouse has gone through a metamorphosis in 2003. Join us as we celebrate its new look and its Renewed Beacon of Hope.
|This picture is of a lighthouse over 100 years in the making, and the new millennium has brought renewed life to it. If you are familiar with the lighthouse, you have known it as the rusty, deteriorating hulk of metal, an eyesore that formerly welcomed drivers traveling over the Jamestown Bridge, and vessels traveling near the bridge. She has a history that legends are made from, and her legend of her keeper John Ganze can be read on the history page.
Visit our Construction Page to see past and present photos of the lighthouse and it's many phases of re-construction.
|A Great Holiday Gift Idea
The Friends of Plum Beach Lighthouse are proud to offer this beautiful rendition of the lighthouse on a Narragansett Bay nautical chart, just in time for the holidays. Created by Johnston artist Bill MacGregor, the prints are 11x14 and come suitable for framing. Bill has been kind enough to offer us the prints at a deep discount, and a portion of each print is being used to raise additional funds for the lighthouse.
The prints are $20 each and $5 for shipping and handling. If you’d like one of the prints, please download this order form. Send your payment to the address below and the artist will send you your lighthouse print. You can pay by credit card or check. Please make checks payable to Friends of Plum Beach Lighthouse, Inc.
Friends of Plum Beach Lighthouse, Inc
North Kingstown, RI 02852
|Support the Lighthouse, Purchase a License Plate!
The Friends are now offering the PBL Plate depicting our favorite lighthouse to owners with current RI passenger car registrations. The General Assembly passed a bill giving us the right to sell the plate as a fundraiser to help repaint the lighthouse. Please note the plates are for existing passenger registrations of 5 characters or less, and if you currently have a plate that meets this requirement, your current number goes on the plate. The plate charge is $41.50--$20 from each order goes to repainting and maintaining the lighthouse, and $21.50 goes to the state for the plate production.
To show your support please download the printable PDF, and send it to our snail-mail box at: PBL Plate, PO Box 1041, North Kingstown, RI 02852. Please visit the official plate website www.pblplate.org for more information.
|Pre-Order the Commercial License Plate
The Friends are pleased to announce the PBL Commercial Plate and are now taking Pre-orders. This is the start of a 2-year project to get PBL Commercial on trucks, pick-up, and other commercial vehicles. We've seen an overwhelming number of people requesting a lighthouse commercial plate and the North Kingstown State Rep. Larry Ehrhardt has introduced legislation that would allow such a plate. We first need to collect 900 pre-orders before taking any payment. Once we get close to that number, we'll then send the official application for you to fill out and return to us with payment. The state DMV requires a minimum 900 paid orders before making the plate official.
To pre-order the commercial plate, please fill out the online form or download the printable PDF, and send it to our snail-mail box at: PBL Plate, PO Box 1041, North Kingstown, RI 02852.