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Baker's Island Light
Salem, Massachusetts
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Jeremy D'Entremont
North end of Baker's Island, approach to Salem Harbor.
Nearest city: Beverly
42 32 11 N
70 47 09 W
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Accessibility: The lighthouse can be seen distantly from Salem Willows Park and Winter Island in Salem, and from Chandler Hovey Park on Marblehead Neck. It can also be seen from Manchester-by-the-Sea's Boardman Ave. / Harbor Street loop.
The island is closed to the general public; the lighthouse is best seen by boat.
Station established: 1791; Current lighthouse tower built: 1820; Automated: 1972
Construction material: Granite; Tower height: 59 feet; Height of focal plane: 111 feet
Original optic: Fourth order Fresnel (1855); Present optic: VRB-25
lens and view from lantern room
Characteristic: Alternating white and red flashes every 20 seconds.
Fog signal: One three-second blast every 30 seconds.
Other buildings still standing: 1878 keeper's house, 1907 fog signal building, oil house, assistant keeper's house.
Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation

Owned by:

 Essex National Heritage Commission (ENHC)
221 Essex Street, Suite 41
Salem, MA  01970
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