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Borden Flats Light

 
Location: Mount Hope Bay near Fall River, MA
Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

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Small Craft Advisory is in effect until August 23 at 2:00AM EDT by NWS
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM TUESDAY TO 2 AM EDT WEDNESDAY... * WINDS AND SEAS...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

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About Borden Flats Light

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The location of the light is Mount Hope Bay. The nearest city is Fall River, MA. The station was first established in 1881. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1881.

The lighthouse is a white conical tower on a brown cylindrical pier.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 50 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 11 nautical miles. The tower height is 47 ft. The light has a period of 2.5 seconds.

Open to the Public?: Yes    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 1-18925 (U.S.)

HORN: 1 blast ev 10s (1s bl).

In an effort to save costs, the lighthouse was fully automated and destaffed in 1963. The Fresnel lens was soon replaced by a 250mm plastic optic with a white flash every 2.5 seconds. Around 1996, the optic was upgraded to the present Vega Rotating Beacon VRB-25, displaying the same flash pattern.

The lighthouse has been restored and is now available for overnight stays.

A 'flashing' light is a light in which the total duration of light in a period is shorter than the total duration of darkness and the appearances of light (flashes) are usually of equal duration. So in the 2.5 second period, the light is on for less than 1.25 then off for more than 1.25.

Borden Flats Light was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on June 15, 1987, reference number 87001528.

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons
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