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Bakers Island Light

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Year first constructed  1791
Automated  1972
Construction  Granite and concrete
Opened  1791
Current lens length  19 cm
Added to NRHP  21 November 1976
Year first lit  1821 (current tower)
Foundation  Granite
Height  18 m
Area  5 ha
Focal height  34 m
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Location  E of Salem on Bakers Island, Salem, Massachusetts
Similar  Bakers Island, Fort Pickering Light, Annisquam Harbor Light, Marblehead Light, Hospital Point Range Fr

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Bakers Island Light is a historic lighthouse on Bakers Island in Salem, Massachusetts. The station was originally established in 1791, with a daymark. This was replaced in 1798 by two lights atop a keeper's house, one at each end. After storm damage in 1815, an octagonal stone tower was constructed. The current round stone tower was added in 1820. The 1820 tower was taller, leading to the names "Ma" and "Pa". The two remained in service until 1926, when the older, shorter tower was removed.

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Map of Bakers Island Lighthouse, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944, USA

The light was added to the National Register of Historic Places as Baker's Island Light Station in 1976.

Nomenclature

The City of Salem, the Coast Guard, and NOAA spell the name without an apostrophe, but the National Register of Historic Places includes it. The name is always written with the "s".

References

Bakers Island Light Wikipedia


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