Annisquam Harbor Lighthouse
Location: Wigwam Point, northern end of Annisquam River, Ipswich Bay
Coordinates: 42 39 43 N 70 40 53 W
Active aid to navigation. Accessibility: Although there has been limited access to the light station in the past, there is no longer any public access. The road to the lighthouse is PRIVATE, and there is no parking. The beach by the lighthouse is private and there is no public access.
The lighthouse may be viewed from Wingaersheek Beach in Gloucester, across the Annisquam River. (There's a parking fee at the beach in summer).
It can also be seen from a cruise offered by Harbor Tours, Inc., of Cape Ann
Station established: 1801
Current lighthouse tower built: 1897; Automated: 1974
Construction material: Brick
Other buildings still standing: 1801 keeper's house, oil house
Tower height: 41 feet
Height of focal plane: 45 feet
Optic: Fifth-order Fresnel lens (1856)
Current optic: VRB-25
Characteristic: Flashing white every 7.5 seconds with a red sector
Fog signal: Two blasts every 60 seconds