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Derby Wharf Light
Salem, Massachusetts
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Derby Wharf Light
Jeremy D'Entremont
Location: Inner harbor of Salem
Nearest city: Salem
42 31 00 N
70 53 01 W
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Accessibility: The lighthouse is at the end of Derby Wharf, which is open all year. The lighthouse itself is not open to the public.
Station established: 1871; Present lighthouse built: 1871; Deactivated: 1977-1983; Relighted and automated: 1983
Construction material: Brick
Focal plane height: 25 feet
Earlier optics: Fifth-order Fresnel (1871); Fourth-order Fresnel (1906); 1910: Sixth-order Fresnel. Present optic: 155 mm (solar-powered)
Characteristic: Flashing red every six seconds
Managed by:
National Park Service
Salem Maritime National Historic Site
174 Derby St.
Salem, MA 01970
Related sites
Welcome to Salem
Salem Chamber of Commerce
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