Fort Pickering (Winter Island)

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Fort Pickering (Winter Island)

 
Location: the eastern side of Winter Island near Salem, MA
Body of Water: Salem Harbor
Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

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About Fort Pickering (Winter Island)

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The location of the light is the eastern side of Winter Island. The nearest city is Salem, MA. The station was first established in 1871. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1871.

The lighthouse is a conical tower.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 28 ft above mean high water. The light has a period of 4 seconds.

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

Identification number: 1-10090 (U.S.)

Fort Pickering Light, also known as Winter Island Light, was discontinued by the Coast Guard in 1969. It was relit as a private aid to navigation by the City of Salem in 1983.

A 'flashing' light is a light in which the total duration of light in a period is shorter than the total duration of darkness and the appearances of light (flashes) are usually of equal duration. So in the 4 second period, the light is on for less than 2 then off for more than 2.

Fort Pickering (Winter Island) was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on April 14, 1994, reference number 94000335.

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

Photo by: Gerry Lauzon
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