Borden Flats Lighthouse

Fall River, Massachusetts
Borden Flats Lighthouse is a historic lighthouse in the Taunton River in Fall River, Massachusetts. It is a sparkplug beacon built in 1881.
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Borden Flats Lighthouse is a historic lighthouse in the Taunton River in Fall River, Massachusetts. It is a sparkplug-style lighthouse that was built in 1881.

Lighthouse Specs
  • Year Constructed: 1881
  • First Lit: 1881
  • Construction: Cast iron and concrete caisson
  • Tower Shape: Conical (Sparkplug)
  • Height: 48 feet
  • Focal Height: 48 feet
  • Markings: White tower with red stripe and a black lantern topped with a red dome
  • Characteristic: No longer lit, but it used to have a fixed red light
  • Range: N/A
  • Status: Deactivated
  • NRHP Number: 87001528

Location

Address: Taunton River, Fall River, Massachusetts
Place GPS Coordinates: 41.704417, -71.174389
Parking GPS Coordinates: 41.704417, -71.174389
Parking Notes: Visitors can park in a small dirt lot along Club Street and then walk along the shore to see the lighthouse.

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