Hospital Point Range Front

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Hospital Point Range Front

 
Location: Hospital Point near Beverly, MA
Body of Water: Beverly Harbor
Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

Local Marine Forecast.

There are no active watches, warnings or advisories 

About Hospital Point Range Front

The location of the light is Hospital Point. The nearest city is Beverly, MA. The station was first established in 1872. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1872.

The lighthouse is a white pyramidal tower.

The tower has a fixed white light at a focal plane height of 69 ft above mean high water. The tower height is 45 ft.

Open to the Public?: No    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 1-10000 (U.S.)

Visible all around; higher intensity on range line. Floodlighted sunset to sunrise.

The name of the light station stems from a smallpox hospital built on the site in 1801. Used as military barracks during the War of 1812, the hospital burned down in 1849.

The Hospital Point Front Range Light was automated in 1947, and since that time the dwelling has housed the commander of the First Coast Guard District.

The light is paired with a second light installed in the steeple of Beverly's First Baptist Church in 1927. In 1927, Hospital Point Light officially became the Hospital Point Range Front Light.

Hospital Point Range Front was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on Sept. 28, 1987, reference number 87002031.

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