Hospital Point Lighthouse
Location: Hospital Point, Beverly; main channel to Salem Harbor
Coordinates: 42 32 47 N 70 51 23 W
Active Coast Guard aid to navigation; home for the commander of the U.S. Coast Guard First District.
Accessibility: The station is closed to the public. The lighthouse can be seen fairly well from the nearby road (Bayview Ave.). It can be seen distantly fron the pier at Salem Willows Park in Salem, but is best seen by boat. The lighthouse is opened for tours in conjunction with Beverly Homecoming Week in late July or early August. In 2015, the lighthouse will also be open for tours on Sunday, September 20, and Saturday, September 26. On both days the tours will be from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. Click here for details.
Station established: 1872
Construction material: Brick with granite foundation
Other buildings still standing: 1871 keeper's house, 1871 oil house, 1875 equipment building, 1942 garage
Tower height: 45 feet
Height of focal plane: 70 feet
City of Beverly