Fairhaven Bridge Light

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Fairhaven Bridge Light
Fairhaven Bridge Light MA.JPG
US Coast Guard photo
Fairhaven Bridge Light is located in Massachusetts
Fairhaven Bridge Light
Location Fairhaven, Massachusetts
Coordinates 41°38′21.9″N 70°55′0.89″W / 41.639417°N 70.9169139°W / 41.639417; -70.9169139Coordinates: 41°38′21.9″N 70°55′0.89″W / 41.639417°N 70.9169139°W / 41.639417; -70.9169139
Year first constructed 1888
Deactivated 1891
Foundation Mounted on bridge
Tower shape Square Wood Tower
Markings / pattern White
Characteristic Red

Fairhaven Bridge Light was a lighthouse on the bridge from New Bedford to Fairhaven, Massachusetts, at the north end of New Bedford Harbor.[1] From 1888 to 1891 it served as the rear light of a range to guide ships past Butler Flats on the west side of the harbor entrance. The front light of the range was Palmer Island Light. It was also known as "Fairhaven Bridge Range Light".

This light was discontinued in 1891; the range was obviated by the construction of the Butler Flats Light adjacent to the channel in 1898[1] The structure and the wooden bridge shown under it in the photo no longer exist.


  1. ^ a b "Historic Light Station Information and Photography: Massachusetts". United States Coast Guard Historian's Office. 2009-09-01.