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Butler Flats Light
New Bedford, Massachusetts
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Location: New Bedford Channel , mouth of Acushnet River
Nearest city: New Bedford
41 36 12 N
70 53 42 W
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Accessibility: The lighthouse is not open to the public. It can be seen from the shore along East Rodney French Boulevard, and from the ferries leaving New Bedford for Martha's Vineyard and Cuttyhunk.
Station established: 1898; Current lighthouse tower built: 1898; Automated: 1978
Construction material: Brick, cast iron; Tower height: 53 feet; Height of focal plane: 53 feet
Original optic: Fifth-order Fresnel
Present optic: LED; Characteristic: Flashing white every four seconds.
Active private aid to navigation.
Maintained by
City of New Bedford
Related sites
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
South Coast Today
New Bedford Whaling Museum
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