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Fort Pickering Light
Winter Island, Salem, Massachusetts
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Location: Winter Island, north side of entrance to Salem Harbor
Nearest city: Salem
42 31 36 N
70 52 00 W
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Station established: 1871
Current lighthouse tower built: 1871
Deactivated 1969 - 1983
Construction materials: Cast iron with brick lining, concrete foundation
Height of focal plane: 28 feet
Accessibility: Winter Island Park is open all year. In summer there is a parking fee, except for residents of Salem.
To reach the park, follow Webb Street toward Salem Willows; turn right at the sign for Winter Island.
Managed by
Winter Island: A Marine Recreational Park

Original optic: Fifth-order Fresnel; Present optic: 300 mm
Characteristic: Flashing white every four seconds
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