Butler Flats Lighthouse

New Bedford, Massachusetts
Butler Flats Lighthouse is a historic sparkplug lighthouse in New Bedford, Massachusetts, at the mouth of the Acushnet River.
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Butler Flats Lighthouse is a historic sparkplug lighthouse located in the outer harbor of New Bedford, Massachusetts, at the mouth of the Acushnet River.

Lighthouse Specs

  • Year Constructed: 1898
  • First Lit: 1898
  • Construction: Brick
  • Tower Shape: Conical
  • Height: 53 feet
  • Focal Height: 53 feet
  • Markings: White tower with black base and lantern
  • Characteristic: Flashing white light every 4 seconds
  • Range: N/A – it now operates as a private aid to navigation
  • Status: The Lighthouse was deactivated in 2014 and it the lighthouse currently serves as a private aid to navigation
  • NRHP Number: 87001530

Location

Address: Acushnet River, New Bedford, Massachusetts
Place GPS Coordinates: 41.603833, -70.894500
Parking GPS Coordinates: 41.603833, -70.894500
Parking Notes: The lighthouse is not open to the public, but it can be viewed from East Rodney French Boulevard in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Fort Taber Park is a great place to park and enjoy views of the lighthouse.

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