About Us

Our Mission

The Dutch Island Lighthouse Society (DILS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the Dutch Island Lighthouse structure, to maintaining the lighthouse as a functioning private aid to navigation, and to the preservation of the history of the light station and its keepers.

DILS in the News

At Dutch Island, Ghosts of Past Settlements

July 8, 2010By Arline A. Fleming NORTH KINGSTOWN — Scott Chapin spent a long-ago summer day living what some might consider a Hardy Boy’s adventure on Dutch Island – or depending upon how you look at it, a “Twilight Zone” episode. It was during his 1960s boyhood, when summers on the Saunderstown shoreline were spent…

A Whole New Light

November 19, 2007By Arline A. Fleming A cannon sounded, the countdown began, and a little after 7 last night, the 1857 Dutch Island Lighthouse light blinked on for the first time in more than two decades.  Two seconds on, four seconds off, the six-second cycle beamed on, and will stay on, according to Dutch Island…

Dutch Island Lighthouse Shines for Mariners

November 21, 2007By Sam Bari An early photo of the Dutch Island Light. A dozen cars and twice as many people lined the shore at Fort Getty on the Jamestown side of Dutch Island last Saturday night. All eyes were focused on the freshly painted Dutch Island Lighthouse tower that was bathed in white light.…