Butler Flats Light Station, Est. 1898

Poete100

Joined February 2010

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Lighthouses of New Bedford, Massachusetts USA #1

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

Butler Flats Light was first lighted on April 30, 1898, replacing the light atop Fort Taber at Clark’s Point. Noted artist, author and engineer, Francis Hopkinson Smith (1838-1915), designed Butler Flats Light. Smith is also credited with building the breakwaters at Block Island, the sea wall at Governor’s Island, New York, and the foundation for the Statue of Liberty. The first light keeper was Capt. Amos C. Baker, Jr., a retired New Bedford whaling master who served from 1898 to 1911. His son, Charles A. Baker served as light keeper from 1911 to 1941

Nikon D90-Nikkor 18-200mm lens,f/10, exposure time 1/320 sec,
ISO-200, focal length 200mm, max aperture 5, no flash

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