U.S. Coast Guard/First Baptist Church of Beverly
In 1927 Hospital Point Light became a range light, with a light in the steeple of Beverly's First Baptist Church serving as the rear range light. The lights are 2,050 yards apart. It is believed that the only other harbor light in a church steeple was in Charleston, South Carolina, and was discontinued in 1865.
Tower Height: 127
Height of Focal Plane: 183
Characteristic and Range: Fixed white.
Description of Tower: Light shows through opening in the steeple of the First Baptist Church, Beverly.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1927
Date Present Tower Built: 1927
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? Grounds and church only.
From MA 1A North: Continue northeast on Cabot Street. Turn right at Church Street. The First Baptist Church is located on the notheast corner of a five-street intersection.