Borden Flats Light Station
Fall River, MA 02721
A historic lighthouse on the Taunton River in Massachusetts, Borden Flats Light Station is a Sparkplug lighthouse, that is, a tower-on-caisson type. It was built in the year 1881 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in the year 1987. It sits on water, and includes a 50-foot (15-meter) tall cast-iron tower that also served as the keeper’s quarters. It was affected by a hurricane in 1938 which gave it a tilt that is still visible. It was electrified in 1957 and automated in 1963.