Lighthouse in Fall River, Massachusetts
Located at the mouth of the Taunton River, Borden Flats Lighthouse
has protected the waters of Mt. Hope Bay and Fall River for well
over a century. On October, 1 1881 the lighthouse became active with
a fixed red light from a 5th order Fresnel Lens. The lens was later
upgraded to a 4th Order Fresnel Lens.
Today, the lighthouse is undergoing a transformation. After
48-years, the lighthouse once again has a caretaker. The exterior of
the station has undergone a long awaited facelift. By popular
demand, the local boating community wanted to see a change in the
lighthouse to help make it more visible against the Braga Bridge
supports, the city of Fall River and the towers of the Brayton Point
plant. The beacon now proudly displays a red lantern roof and red
sectional band. The white on the tower was increased to a brighter
Lighthouse lovers can spend the
night. A night stay is $300+ and includes transportation to the lighthouse.
Borden Lighthouse Ghosts
Upon numerous occasions, visitors and owners, have heard the sounds of a little
girl giggling, a man whistling and waves of classical music drifting at night
through the lantern room. There have been numerous occasion of hearing a "thud"
on the floor below, or the sound of people coming into the lighthouse while
you're working upstairs, only to find that no one is there. New England
Ghost Project, as well as, Southern New England Paranormal, have conducted night
investigations. Both groups have discovered the spirit of Captain John Paul, the
keeper of the light from 1912-1927. Along with John Paul, the spirit of a
10-year old boy and 9-year old girl have been detected. Borden Flats is still
their home, and they seldom make their presence known to the over night guests.
Borden Flats Lighthouse
Fall River, Massachusetts 02721
Phone: (503) 809-9627