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Clark's Point Light
New Bedford, Massachusetts
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Jeremy D'Entremont
Location: Fort Taber, Entrance to New Bedford Harbor and Acushnet River.
Nearest city: New Bedford
41 35 32 N
70 54 02 W
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Accessibility: Fort Taber Park and the Clark's Point Lighthouse are reached by following Route 18 in New Bedford to a traffic light at its southern end. Turn left at the light and continue for two miles to the park entrance. The fort and lighthouse are not open to the public, but good photo opportunities are available from the grounds.
Station established: 1797
Current lighthouse tower built: 1869
Deactivated: 1898-2001
Reactivated June 15, 2001
Characteristic: Fixed white. Height of focal plane: 68 feet.
Maintained by the City of New Bedford
Related sites
Fort Taber Historical Association
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
South Coast Today
New Bedford Whaling Museum
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