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BORDEN FLATS LIGHT

State: MASSACHUSETTS
Location: MOUNT HOPE BAY / TAUNTON RIVER
Nearest City: FALL RIVER
County:
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1881


Borden Flats Light
Photo by Jeremy D'Entremont
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1881
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1963
  • Foundation Materials: CAST IRON/CONCRETE CAISSON
  • Construction Materials: CAST IRON
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE TOP/BLACK BOTTOM "SPARK PLUG"
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 50
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1881
  • Present Optic: 250 MM
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1977
  • Height of Focal Plane: 47
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
  • Fog Signal Type: HORN/ORIG. BELL ON SITE
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1881
  • Number of Stories:
  • Architectural Style: SPARK PLUG INTEGRAL
  • Construction Materials: CAST IRON
Other Structures: CISTERN IN FOUNDATION

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #87001528
Name of Listing: BORDEN FLATS LIGHT STATION (LIGHTHOUSES OF
MASSACHUSETTS TR)
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:



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