Rose Island Lighthouse

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Rose Island Lighthouse is thought to be haunted by the ghosts of cholera sufferers who were exiled here long ago and, possibly, a former lighthouse keeper named Charles Curtis. Witnesses say they’ve heard voices and footsteps, and a photo has turned up a reflection of a ghost.

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    Geographic Information

    Rose Island
    Newport, RI
    United States

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    41.4954807, -71.34270320000002
    Newport County, Rhode Island
    Nearest Towns:
    Jamestown, RI (1.3 mi.)
    Newport, RI (1.6 mi.)
    Newport East, RI (3.2 mi.)
    Middletown, RI (4.4 mi.)
    Melville, RI (7.0 mi.)
    Narragansett Pier, RI (7.3 mi.)
    North Kingstown, RI (7.4 mi.)
    Portsmouth, RI (8.8 mi.)
    Wakefield-Peacedale, RI (8.8 mi.)
    Kingston, RI (9.4 mi.)

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