Tag: Palmers Island Light

Tuesday Photo Challenge.

It’s not often that my cover photo fits the weekly photo challenge of “Round” , suggested by Dutch Goes the Photo

Palmer’s Island Lighthouse in the harbor of New Bedford, MA. USA

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A lighthouse was built on the northern point of the island for $1,951 by Charles M. Pierce, a mason. It was first lighted on August 30, 1849, by William Sherman (sometimes spelled Shearman), the  keeper. The 24-foot tower was built of rubblestone, with wooden windows and floors.

Ride With History

IMG_2306A small group rode a historical tour of the area.  New Bedford and Fairhaven have a Revolutionary, Civil and WWII history that is unique to coastal areas . Today’s 17 mile ride brought the group to Fort Rodman, East and West Beaches, Palmers Island, the Harbor Walk and Fort Phoenix, that included a historical narrative of each location.  Everyone’s favorite was the ride around the southern peninsular of New Bedford. The stories of quahogs, hamburgers, military, amusement parks, houses of ill repute and lighthouses are all part of the history of the point.

Fort To Fort Bike Ride from John Sullivan on Vimeo.