Boat Collision
NEW BEDFORD - One person has been injured following a collision involving two boats outside of New Bedford Harbor.
The collision took place just before 10 a.m. Wednesday near the Butler Flats Lighthouse off the coast of the city's South End...
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…
Lighthouse Visit
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…
Butler Flats Sold
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…
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…
Butler Flats Bid
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...

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