Palmer's Cove Lighhgouse in New Bedford Harbor, photo, New England Boating, Tom Richardson.

Palmer’s Cove Lighhgouse in New Bedford Harbor, photo, New England Boating, Tom Richardson.

SouthCoastToday.com: [Massachusetts] officials worked to calm community fears Tuesday (August 6, 2013) that blasting associated with South Terminal construction [in New Bedford, Massachusetts] could topple the Palmer’s Island lighthouse.

Built in 1849 by the United States Lighthouse Establishment to help guide ships home during the height of whaling, the lighthouse has served as a point of pride for New Bedford’s South End.

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