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Hospital Point Light
Beverly, Massachusetts
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Hospital Point Light
  Jeremy D'Entremont
Location: Hospital Point, Beverly; main channel to Salem Harbor; Nearest city: Beverly
42 32 47 N
70 51 23 W
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Accessibility: The station is closed to the public. The lighthouse can be seen fairly well from the nearby road (Bayview Ave.). It can be seen distantly fron the pier at Salem Willows Park in Salem, but is best seen by boat.

The lighthouse is opened for tours in conjunction with Beverly Homecoming Week in late July or early August.

Station established: 1872; Automated: 1947
Construction material: Brick with granite foundation
Tower height: 45 feet; Height of focal plane: 70 feet
Other buildings still standing: 1871 keeper's house, 1871 oil house, 1875 equipment building, 1942 garage
Active Coast Guard aid to navigation; home for the commander of the U.S. Coast Guard First District

Characteristic: Fixed white

Optic: 3 1/2 order Fresnel lens

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