Bakers Island Light Station is located on Bakers Island in Salem Sound, a 60 acre island with a large summer colony. The 10 acre light station is located in the northwest quadrant of the island, and has been owned and operated by the federal government since 1798. The rest of the island is in private ownership including the Bakers Island Wharf. Currently the only way for the public to access the island is aboard our landing craft the Naumkeag.
The deed to historic Bakers Island Light Station was transferred on August 27, 2014 from the United States government to the Essex National Heritage Commission (Essex Heritage). Thanks to all of the Bakers Backers, restoration was completed on the masonry lighthouse, two keepers’ houses, lantern and oil buildings.
See the Light!
Bakers Island is a private island. There is no public access. But guess what? You can visit the Light Station with Essex Heritage!
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Stay Overnight at the Light!
Reservations for 2021 are now available! Learn more >>
Read the Bakers Bulletin Blog!
Our lighthouse keepers, Tara & Brian, documented their stay out on Bakers Island last summer! Read the blog >>
For questions or more information contact Ryan Conary, Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-740-0444.
About the Essex National Heritage Area
The Essex National Heritage Area, established by an act of the U.S. Congress in 1996, covers the 500 square mile region north of Boston (Essex County) and encompasses thousands of historic, cultural and natural places that were crucial in shaping our nation’s heritage.
About the Essex National Heritage Commission
The Essex National Heritage Commission (Essex Heritage) is the nonprofit management organization for the Area and rallies our community around saving its unique character. We are the only organization that connects the people who live in the 34 cities and towns within our county! We do this to achieve our mission “to preserve and enhance the historic, cultural and natural resources of Essex County.”