Adventure to a place like nowhere else!
2017 season ended -
Our third season at Bakers Island Light Station is a coming to a close, and we want to give a big thanks to all of the volunteers and visitors who made it such a successful summer!
Our volunteer light keepers Dave and Janet were busy all season hosting overnight guests, touching up interior and exterior paint, constructing a small shed to house our tractor this winter, and much more. We also had volunteers who came out on Wednesdays - they built stands for the new exhibit panels to be displayed, cleared underbrush, cut bittersweet, and helped maintain the two trails on the property. The Future Leaders made two trips to the light station this summer – thanks to their efforts we now have classic lawn games like corn hole for all to enjoy – with boards built by Future Leaders themselves.
We ran regular tours to the light station three days a week and numerous special tours including Lighthouse Lovers with Jeremy D’Entremont, En Plein Air Paint Days, Wild Edibles with Russ Cohen, Caribbean Connections with the House of the Seven Gables, and Healthy Harbors with Salem Sound Coast Watch. This summer we hosted more overnight visitors in the Assistant Keepers House than ever before – almost every weekend was booked – a fabulous firsthand account of “Overnight at Light” can be found on this blog. We look forward to bringing you more love and light next summer!
On occasion Essex Heritage will host special trips to Bakers Island Light Station. Stay tuned for 2018 opportunities to Spend the Night at the Light!
Please call Essex Heritage's Visitor Information Desk (located in the National Park Service Visitor Center) at 978-224-2036. The Visitor Information Desk is open seven days a week, from 9 AM-5 PM.
Essex Heritage does not assume responsibility for any lost or stolen personal property.