Location: Hospital Point, Beverly; main channel to
Salem Harbor; Nearest city: Beverly
42 32 47 N
70 51 23 W
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.
In 2012, the lighthouse will be open for tours on Sunday, July 29, and Monday, July 30.
On both days the tours will be from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.
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