Derby Wharf Lighthouse — Salem, Massachusetts

My family split up this morning. We dropped Sally at the Salem Witch Museum, drove past The House of the Seven Gables and ended up at Salem Maritime National Historic Site. Beth was wiped out from the day before, so Mom stayed in the car with her while Dad and I toured the site.

This lighthouse was built in 1871 to mark the main channel into Salem. It has been restored and still lights the harbor at night. It sits on the end of a long wharf that extends out into the harbor.  It can just be seen at the end of the wharf visible between the two houses in the bottom photo.

Also on the site was the Custom House where Nathaniel Hawthorne worked for three years as Custom Surveyor.

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