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FORT PICKERING (WINTER ISLAND) LIGHT

State: MASSACHUSETTS
Location: WINTER ISLAND / SALEM HARBOR
Nearest City: SALEM
County: ESSEX
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1871


Fort Pickering (Winter Island) Light
NPS photo by Candace Clifford, 1995
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1871
  • Is the Light Operational? YES (PRIVATE AID TO NAVIGATION)
  • Date Deactivated: 1969-1983
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials: CONCRETE
  • Construction Materials: CAST IRON/BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: CYLINDRICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 32
  • Original Optic:
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: ML-300, SOLAR POWERED
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1994
  • Height of Focal Plane: 28
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? NO
  • Year Constructed: 1871
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: VICTORIAN
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures: ELEVATED WALKWAY REMOVED 1978, U.S. COAST GUARD AIR & SEA RESCUE STATION (ACTIVE 1934-1969)

Current Use: PRIVATE AID TO NAVIGATION/PARK

Owner/Manager: CITY OF SALEM PARK & RECREATION DEPARTMENT

Open to the Public? YES (Go to Lighthouses to Visit for access information)

Web Site:

National Register Status: PART OF LISTING; Reference #73000320
Name of Listing: FORT PICKERING
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:



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