Bakers Island Light Station (1791)

The Baker’s Island Light Station includes 6 historical structures, including two Victorian houses, and covers approximately 11.5 acres on the northwestern corner of Baker’s Island, located about 5 miles from the Salem Maritime National Historic Site and 2.5 miles from Manchester harbor, at the mouth of Salem Harbor (the island falls within the municipal boundaries of the City of Salem). The island, which is mostly privately occupied by seasonal residents, is situated halfway between Great Misery Island and Marblehead Rock and is mostly flat, open grassland, rock, and some beach. The first lighthouse was built and illuminated in 1798. Present tower dates from 1821.


Bakers Island Salem, MA 1944

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