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Palmer's Island Light
(Palmer Island Light)
New Bedford, Massachusetts
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Location: New Bedford Harbor; Nearest city: New Bedford
41 37 36 N
70 54 36 W
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Accessibility: The lighthouse is not open to the public except by special arrangement. It can be reached on foot at low tide via the hurricane wall in New Bedford Harbor, and can be seen from the ferry from New Bedford to Cuttyhunk Island.
Station established: 1849; Automated: 1941; Deactivated: c. 1963; Relighted: 1999
Construction materials: Stone; Tower height: 24 feet; Height of focal plane: 34 feet
Optics: Fifth-order Fresnel (1857); Present optic: 250mm, solar powered (1999)
Characteristic: White flash; two seconds on, six seconds off
Other buildings still standing: none
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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