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Photo courtesy of Frank C. Grace/Trig Photography
Photo courtesy of Frank C. Grace/Trig Photography

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 SouthCoast lighthouse, but there’s no guarantee Butler Flats will have a similar outcome.

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@ccscheider13

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 establishment...

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GSA Auctions
GSA Auctions

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...

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Scott Eisen/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Scott Eisen/Bloomberg via Getty Images

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...

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California Will, flickr
California Will, flickr

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 lighthouse...

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California Will, flickr
California Will, flickr

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...

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California Will, flickr
California Will, flickr

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...

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City of New Bedford
City of New Bedford

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...

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U.S. Coast Guard
U.S. Coast Guard

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...

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@ccscheider13

Would You Rename The Butler Flats Lighthouse?

Soon, the historic Butler Flats Lighthouse will be sold. I hope some inventive entrepreneur purchases it.

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