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Name: Hospital Point Range Rear Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Beverly, Massachusetts, United States

Location: Main channel to Salem Harbor.

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Photo: Jeremy D'Entremont

Managing Organization:
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.


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