National Park Service
Return to Maritime home page
Inventory of Historic Light Stations
Massachusetts Lighthouses
Back to Inventory - Home Page
Back to Inventory - List of Massachusetts Lighthouses
HOSPITAL POINT (RANGE FRONT) LIGHT

State: MASSACHUSETTS
Location: MAIN CHANNEL TO SALEM HARBOR
Nearest City: BEVERLY
County: ESSEX
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1872


Hospital Point (Front Range) Light
NPS photo by Candace Clifford, 1995
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1872
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1947
  • Foundation Materials: GRANITE
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: SQUARE PYRAMIDAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 45
  • Original Optic: THIRD-ONE-HALF ORDER FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1872
  • Present Optic: THIRD ORDER
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 70
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES (MODIFIED 1968)
  • Year Constructed: 1871
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: QUEEN ANNE REVIVAL
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures: BRICK OIL HOUSE (1871), WOOD GARAGE (1942), EQUIPMENT BUILDING (1875)

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/COAST GUARD HOUSING

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #87002031
Name of Listing: HOSPITAL POINT LIGHT STATION (LIGHTHOUSES OF MASSACHUSETTS TR)
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
REAR RANGE IS LOCATED IN THE SPIRE OF THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF BEVERLY



Return to Maritime home page



Last Modified: Tues, Apr 9 2002 10:34:02 am EDT
JMP



Privacy & Disclaimer

Parknet logo