Historic Bakers Island Light Station in Salem, Massachusetts, is owned by the Essex National Heritage Area, also known as Essex Heritage. Overnight stays are available in the assistant keeper’s house. For health and safety reasons, Essex Heritage is offering limited access during the 2020 season.
There is a two-night minimum booking (Fridays and Saturdays only). A third night (Thursday) may be added for an additional fee.
The Assistant Keeper’s House is simple — some might say rustic. It is “off the grid,” which means it is solar powered with limited lighting, basic furniture, filtered well water, and a limited amount of hot water.
This is a rare opportunity to spend a couple of days at a very historic island light station.
Jeremy D’Entremont is the author of more than 20 books and hundreds of articles on lighthouses and maritime history. He is the president and historian for the American Lighthouse Foundation and founder of Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses, and he has lectured and narrated cruises throughout the Northeast and in other regions. He is also the producer and host of the U.S. Lighthouse Society podcast, “Light Hearted.” He can be emailed at Jeremy@uslhs.org