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BAKERS ISLAND LIGHT

State: MASSACHUSETTS
Location: BAKERS ISLAND / SALEM HARBOR APPROACH
Nearest City: SALEM
County: ESSEX
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1791


Bakers Island Light
1981 photo by U.S. Coast Guard
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1821
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1972
  • Foundation Materials: GRANITE
  • Construction Materials: GRANITE
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 59
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1855
  • Present Optic: 190 MM
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 111
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: FOURTH ORDER FRESNEL IS AT SHORE VILLAGE MUSEUM, ROCKLAND, MAINE
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1791
  • Description: DAYMARK
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1907
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Architectural Style:
  • Fog Signal Type: AIR HORN/ORIG. BELL, SIREN
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1878
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: VICTORIAN
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures: OIL HOUSE, 2ND KEEPERS DWELLING

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD LEASE TO BAKERS ISLAND ASSOCIATION

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #76000289
Name of Listing: BAKER'S ISLAND LIGHT STATION (LIGHTHOUSES OF MASSACHUSETTS TR)
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed:

HABS/HAER Documentation? YES, ME-172

Miscellaneous:
TWIN TOWERS ORIGINALLY AT SITE



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