Thirty seasons have gone by here on the Southcoast since area residents flocked to Dartmouth's Lincoln Park on opening day.

The attraction's owner announced that the amusement park would not reopen for the 1988 season.

After a fatal accident on the park's famous "Comet" roller coaster in 1986, and a brake failure on the same coaster the following year according to, attendance sharply declined. When Lincoln Park closed for the season in December of '87, the owner reportedly owed thousands in back taxes as well as police details. The park would never reopen.

Below is a nostalgic look at the Lincoln Park's Comet when it opened in 1947.

The park's carousel was then relocated to Battleship Cove in Fall River, and the Ferris wheel was sent to the New Bedford waterfront.  Today, a modern apartment complex sits on the site of the former park.

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