New Owner Will Face Challenge With Butler Flats Plan
With the report that the new owner of the Butler Flats Lighthouse was touring the property this week, it appears the Texas businessman’s plan is to turn the 118-year-old lighthouse into a bed and breakfast.
It’s a plan that has already worked out well at another SouthC…
Report: Buyer Visits Butler Flats Lighthouse
There's more information about the future of the Butler Flats Lighthouse in New Bedford's outer harbor.
Waterfront observer and historian M-L Baron of Fairhaven tells WBSM's Tim Weisberg,, he's been told that the 118-year old lighthouse will be converted into a bed-and-breakfast e…
New Bedford’s Butler Flats Lighthouse Has a New Owner
The Butler Flats Lighthouse has been sold.
The government auction for the 117-year-old "sparkplug-style" structure ended at 1:45 Monday afternoon, with the winning bid coming in at $80,000. The auction was scheduled to end over the weekend, but persistent bidders prompted the govern…
Iconic Martha’s Vineyard Lighthouse On The Move
AQUINNAH, Mass. (AP) _ An iconic Martha's Vineyard lighthouse has begun its gradual move from its rapidly eroding cliffside perch.
Powerful hydraulic jacks inched the Gay Head Lighthouse roughly 5 feet along steel rails just before noon Thursday...
Butler Flats Auction Postponed
The auction for the New Bedford Butler Flats Lighthouse has been postponed.
General Service Administration spokesperson Patrick Sclafani tells WBSM News rough seas and other factors have hampered site inspections for interested bidders over the past few days, including a deteriorated ladder on the li…
Bidders to Tour New Bedford Lighthouse
Who will be the next owner of the Butler Flats Lighthouse?
Three anonymous bidders continue to make their offers on the property, which is up for auction on a government-run website.
The asking price is now up to $55,000. The bidders will have the opportunity to inspect the site for themselves Thursda…
Opening Bid Placed on New Bedford Lighthouse
The Butler Flats Lighthouse has its first bidder. An anonymous bidder posted the $25,000 opening bid last week.
Weather-watcher and lighthouse enthausit M.L. Baron appeared on WBSM's "Mid-Day Live" and says bidders will be able to inspect the lighthouse...
Mitchell: Lighthouse Not New Bedford’s Property
The fate of the Butler Flats lighthouse stands on shaky ground.
Mayor Jon Mitchell says though the Coast Guard granted New Bedford a license to work on the lighthouse in 1978, ownership of the structure never changed hands.
The 115-year-old lighthouse goes up for auction next month, with a starting bi…
New Bedford Looks to Halt Lighthouse Auction
The New Bedford City Council will likely pass a motion Thursday night, calling for the cease and desist of a government auction that looks to sell a New Bedford landmark.
City Councilor at Large Denis Lawrence Jr. says his father, a former City Councilor and State Rep...

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