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Clarks Point Light
Coordinates {{WikidataCoord}} – missing coordinate data
Year first constructed 1797
Year first lit 1869 (current tower)
Automated 2001
Deactivated 1898-2001
Foundation Stone
Construction Stone and wood
Tower shape Short cylindrical tower on stone and wood rectangular building on granite fort
Markings / pattern White with black lantern
Focal height 68 ft (21 m)
Current lens 250mm
Range 9 nm
Characteristic Fixed White
Fog signal none
ARLHS number USA-174
USCG number

1-16795 [1] [2]

Fort Taber District
Jameslwoodward/Sandbox6 is located in Massachusetts
Location Wharf Rd. within Fort Rodman Military Reservation, New Bedford, Massachusetts
Coordinates 41°35′32″N 70°54′02″W / 41.59222°N 70.90056°W / 41.59222; -70.90056Coordinates: 41°35′32″N 70°54′02″W / 41.59222°N 70.90056°W / 41.59222; -70.90056
Area 10.9 acres (4.4 ha)
Built 1861
NRHP reference #


Added to NRHP February 08, 1973

Clark's Point Light

Clark's Point Lighthouse was originally established in 1797 and went through several versions before the fort was built. The fort obscured the light, so a new light was built on the northeast bastion of the fort in 1869.[4] The working lighthouse was restored in 2001, but is not open to the public. The United States Coast Guard Light List[5] description is "White wooden tower on granite block fort. Private [ie, not USCG] aid".

New Bedford Fort.jpg


  1. ^ Light List, Volume I, Atlantic Coast, St. Croix River, Maine to Shrewsbury River, New Jersey (PDF). Light List. United States Coast Guard. 2009. p. 151. 
  2. ^ "Historic Light Station Information and Photography: Massachusetts". United States Coast Guard Historian's Office. 
  3. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.