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Butler Flats

State: MA
Year established: 1898
Latitude: 41 deg 36 min 14 sec N
Longitude: 70 deg 53 min 40 sec W
Height above sea level: 53 feet

Original construction:
present cylindrical brick lighthouse atop a cast iron embedded caisson base

automated 1974; private aid to navigation

Light characteristic:
Flashing white every 4 seconds

More information:
Holland Jr., F. Ross, Great American Lighthouses, National Historic Trust Guide, (Washington, DC: The Preservation Press, 1989), p. 112