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PALMER ISLAND LIGHT

State: MASSACHUSETTS
Location: NEW BEDFORD HARBOR
Nearest City: NEW BEDFORD
County: BRISTOL
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1849


Palmer Island Light
Photo by Arthur Motta
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1849
  • Is the Light Operational? YES (PRIVATE AID TO NAVIGATION)
  • Date Deactivated: 1962
  • Automated: 1941
  • Foundation Materials: RUBBLE STONE
  • Construction Materials: RUBBLE STONE
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 24
  • Original Optic: FIFTH ORDER
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: 250 MM, SOLAR POWERED
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1999
  • Height of Focal Plane: 34
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? YES
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO (DISMANTLED)
  • Year Constructed:
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
  • Architectural Style: BELL TOWER
  • Fog Signal Type: BELL
Existing Keepers Quarters? NO (DESTROYED 1938)

Other Structures: NONE

Current Use: PRIVATE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: CITY OF NEW BEDFORD

Open to the Public? YES (GROUNDS ONLY)

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #80000433
Name of Listing: PALMER ISLAND LIGHT STATION (LIGHTHOUSES OF MASSACHUSETTS TR)
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
FIRE DAMAGE IN 1966



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