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Borden Flats Light
Fall River, Massachusetts
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The 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
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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
Related Sites
The Marine Museum at Fall River
Borden Light Marina
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Next lighthouse: Dumpling Rock Light
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