Bakers Island Light

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Bakers Island Light

Location: Bakers Island overlooking Salem Channel near Salem, MA
Body of Water: Salem Harbor

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

About Bakers Island Light

The location of the light is Bakers Island overlooking Salem Channel. The nearest city is Salem, MA. The station was first established in 1791. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1821.

The lighthouse is a white conical tower.

The tower has alternating white and red lights at a focal plane height of 111 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 15 nautical miles. The tower height is 59 ft. The light has a period of 20 seconds.

Open to the Public?: Grounds Only    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 1-350 (U.S.)
Identification number: J0288 (International)

White (16nm), Red (14nm)

Emergency light Fl W 10s and horn of reduced intensity when main light or horn is extinguished.

HORN: 1 blast ev 30s (3s bl).

NOAA Nautical Chart 13267

An 'alternating' light is a light showing different colors as it rotates. So in the 20 second period, the light alternates between white and red every 10 seconds.

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

Today's Conditions on Site

Astronomical Info.

Astronomical Dawn: 5:29 am
Sunrise: 7:08 am
Sunset: 4:42 pm
Astronomical Dusk: 6:21 pm

Local Marine Forecast.

Gale Warning is in effect until January 23 at 6:00PM EST by NWS
...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM EST THIS EVENING... * WINDS AND SEAS...South winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. Seas 3 to 6 feet.

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