lighthouse tower is privately owned; the light and fog signal are
maintained by the U.S. Coast Guard as active aids to navigation.
Accessibility: The lighthouse is not open to the public. It is best viewed from the
Borden Light Marina in Fall River.
Location: Taunton River / Mount Hope Bay
Nearest city: Fall River
41 42 16 N
71 10 28 W
Station established: 1881; Current lighthouse tower
built: 1881; Automated: 1963
Construction material: Cast iron (exterior)
Tower height: 50 feet; Height of focal plane: 47 feet
Original optic: Fourth-order Fresnel; Current optic: Vega VRB-25
Characteristic: Flashing white light every 2.5 seconds
Fog signal: One blast every 10 seconds