Borden Flats Lighthouse
Fall River, Massachusetts
Location: Entrance to Taunton River, Mount Hope Bay
Coordinates: 41 42 16 N 71 10 28 W
The lighthouse is privately owned, but it is open for tours and overnight stays. Click here for more information.
The lighthouse is best viewed from the Borden Light Marina in Fall River.
Station established: 1881
Current lighthouse tower built: 1881
Construction material: Cast iron
Tower height: 50 feet
Height of focal plane: 47 feet
Original optic: Fourth-order Fresnel lens
Current optic: VLB-44 (LED) (May 2017) (below, photo by Nick Korstad)
Characteristic: Flashing white light every 2.5 seconds (active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation)
Fog signal: Discontinued in 2014; formerly one blast every 10 seconds