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BUTLER FLATS LIGHT

State: MASSACHUSETTS
Location: NEW BEDFORD CHANNEL / ACUSHNET RIVER
Nearest City: NEW BEDFORD
County: BRISTOL
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1804


Butler Flats Light
Photo by Jeremy D'Entremont
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1898
  • Is the Light Operational? YES (PRIVATE AID TO NAVIGATION)
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1978
  • Foundation Materials: CAST IRON/CONCRETE CAISSON
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE TOWER/BLACK BASE & LANTERN
  • Shape: CONCIAL ON CYLINDRICAL BASE
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 53
  • Original Optic: FIFTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: RB-300 MAXLUMINA ROTATING BEACON
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1998
  • Height of Focal Plane: 53
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date:
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
  • Fog Signal Type: (INACTIVE)
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1898
  • Number of Stories: 0
  • Architectural Style: INTEGRAL
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
Other Structures: NONE

Current Use: PRIVATE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD LEASE TO CITY OF NEW BEDFORD

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #87001528
Name of Listing: BUTLER FLATS LIGHT (LIGHTHOUSES OF MASSACHUSETTS TR)
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
REPLACED LIGHT AT CLARK'S POINT; DESIGNED BY F. HOPKINSON SMITH; REPLACEMENT LIGHT BUILT ON BREAKWATER IN 1975



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