Fort Pickering Lighthouse
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Location: Winter Island, north side of entrance to Salem Harbor
Coordinates: 42 31 36 N 70 52 00 W
Managed by Winter Island: A Marine Recreational Park
Friends of Winter Island is working for the preservation and restoration of endangered historic resources on Winter Island, including the Fort Pickering Lighthouse.
Accessibility: Winter Island Park is open all year. In summer there is a parking fee, except for residents of Salem. To reach the park, follow Webb Street toward Salem Willows; turn right at the sign for Winter Island.
Station established: 1871
Current lighthouse tower built: 1871
Construction materials: Cast iron with brick lining, concrete foundation
Height of focal plane: 28 feet
Original optic: Fifth-order Fresnel lens
Characteristic: Flashing white every four seconds
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