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North end of Baker's Island, approach to Salem Harbor.
Nearest city: Beverly
42 32 11 N
70 47 09 W
Accessibility: The lighthouse can be seen distantly
from Salem Willows Park and Winter Island in Salem, and from Chandler
Hovey Park on Marblehead Neck. It can also be seen from Manchester-by-the-Sea's Boardman Ave. / Harbor Street
The island is closed to the
general public; the lighthouse is best seen by boat.
Station established: 1791; Current lighthouse tower
built: 1820; Automated: 1972
Construction material: Granite; Tower height: 59 feet;
Height of focal plane: 111 feet
Original optic: Fourth order Fresnel (1855); Present
Characteristic: Alternating white and red flashes every
Fog signal: One three-second blast every 30 seconds.
Other buildings still standing: 1878 keeper's house, 1907
fog signal building, oil house, assistant keeper's house.
Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation
221 Essex Street, Suite 41
Salem, MA 01970
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