Baker's Island Light
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Baker's Island Quick Facts

Year Station Established: 1791

Is the Light operational? Yes

Year Light First Lit: 1821

Year Automated: 1972

Shape: Conical

Tower Height: 59   ft.

Original Optic: 4th Order, Fresnel

Present Optic: 190mm

Existing Keepers Quarters? Yes
     Year Constructed: 1878
      Number of Stories: 1.5
      Architectural Style: Victorian
      Construction Materials: Wood

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Baker's Island Lighthouse
Near Salem, MA

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Last Visited: April, 2002

Of the two lighthouse towers originally erected on this site in 1798, the present 59-ft white stone and concrete conical tower is still active, operational, and since 1972, automated. The tower is located at the north end of tiny, isolated Baker's Island, about six miles east of Salem and three miles northeast of Marblehead Neck. The island is closed to the general public; the lighthouse is best seen by boat.

The lighthouse first used a fourth-order Fresnel lens, which was later replaced with its present 190mm plastic lens. The light alternates white and red flashes every 20 seconds. The fog signals one three-second blast every 30 seconds. The lighthouse is now managed by the Baker Island Association and the light itself is maintained by the Coast Guard.

Source: Online Highways

Latitude/Longitude: 42.536469,-70.785961

  • Baker's Island Light can best be seen from boat or airplane. See our Lighthouse Tours page for information on cruises in Massachusetts.

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