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Name: Derby Wharf Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Salem, Massachusetts, United States

Location: Salem Harbor

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Photo: Jeffrey D. Watson

Managing Organization:
Salem Maritime National Historic Site

Telephone: 978-740-1650

Email: SAMA

Contact Address Information:
174 Derby Street
Massachusetts, 01970, United States

Because of its proximity to the town itself, this lighthouse never had a resident keeper; it was maintained by caretakers until its automation in 1917. The lighthouse was deactivated in 1977 and was then relighted in 1983 as a private aid to navigation.

Tower Height: 23

Height of Focal Plane: 25

Characteristic and Range: Flashing red every six seconds

Description of Tower: White, square brick tower with black cast iron lantern

This light is operational

Date Established: 1871

Date Present Tower Built: 1871

Date Deactivated: 1977-1983

Optics: Sixth order Fresnel lens; now 155 mm, solar powered

Current Use: Private aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

From downtown Salem, follow Hawthorne Blvd. to Derby Street and turn left. The lighthouse is at the end of Derby Wharf, across from the old Customs House.

Keepers: Robert Peele Jr. (1873-1885); John Lynch (1885-1905); Shepley Paul Sawyer (1905-1908); Charles L. Wales (1908-1911), N. C. Tedford (1911-1913), William M. Osgood (1913?-1917)

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