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Butler Flats Lighthouse

butler flats lighthouse

Butler Flats Lighthouse

Butler Flats Lighthouse

East Rodney French Blvd
New Bedford, MA 02744  
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New Bedford Outer Harbor Built in 1898, this lighthouse provided navigational guidance for sailors returning from the sea to New Bedford harbor for 80 years. The beacon could be seen for five miles or more. Decommissioned by the Coast Guard in 1978, the thirty-five foot diameter structure was taken over by the city of New Bedford and maintained through private support. The lighthouse was refurbished and on May 30, 1998, the 100th anniversary, the beacon was re-lit.