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New England Lighthouses: A Virtual Guide
Baker's Island Light
Baker's Island, Massachusetts
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A Baker's Island Chronicle 1964-1988, Baker's Island Association, 1989.

Bates, Raymond, Jr. Shipwrecks North of Boston, Volume One: Salem Bay. Beverly, MA: Commonweath Editions, 2000.

Bentley, William. The Diary of William Bentley, D.D., Pastor of the East Church, Salem, Massachusetts. Gloucester, MA: P. Smith, 1962.

Boston Daily Advertiser, "Notice to Mariners." June 27, 1816.

Boston Globe, "Medal for a Lighthouse Keeper." December 18, 1894.

Boston Globe, "Fog Whistle Complaints." September 21, 1907.

Boston Globe, "Lighthouse Keeper at Bakers Island Praised." August 7, 1919.

Bouchard, Kelley. "The Light of His Life." Salem Evening News, July 26, 1996.

Brewington, M.V. "The Backon on Backer's." Essex Institute Historical Collection Volume CI. Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1965.

Columbian Centinel, February 6, 1796.

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Dalton, Tom. "Fight Brews over Baker's Island Light." Salem Evening News, April 30, 2005.

D'Entremont, Jeremy. The Lighthouses of Massachusetts. Beverly, MA: Commonwealth Editions, 2007.

Ellis, David R. "Baker's Island, Elysian Refuge." Boston Globe, August 20, 1967.

Essex Register, "The Hail Storm." August 5, 1815.

Essex Register, November 22, 1827.

Garland, Joseph. Boston's Gold Coast: The North Shore 1890 - 1929. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1981.

Gazette of the U.S., "A Description of Baker's Island on Which a Light-house Is to Be Raised." May 10, 1796.

Gleason, Sarah C. Kindly Lights: A History of the Lighthouses of Southern New England. Boston: Beacon Press, 1991.

Hall, Stephen P. "A Baker's Island Mystery." Salem Evening News, October 9, 2000.

Lighthouse Service Bulletin, "Saving of Life and Property." June 1, 1931.

Macken, Lynda Lee. Haunted Salem and Beyond. Forked River, NJ: Black Cat Press, 2001.

Manganis, Julie. "Judge Upholds Transfer of Baker's Island Light." Salem News, October 26, 2006.

Morison, Samuel Eliot. The Maritime History of Massachusetts. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1921.

New Bedford Mercury, April 8, 1825.

New Bedford Mercury, "Phenomenon of the Sea Serpent Explained." August 30, 1833.

New York Times, "Many Drown near Salem." July 5, 1898.

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Salem Gazette, January 19, 1798.

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Jeremy D'Entremont. Do not reproduce any images or text from this website without permission of the author.

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